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UPDATE: Mail Delivery Delays in Much of Eastern Washington Wednesday

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UPDATE: USPS said the processing machines are working at 65% capacity and they're expecting to catch up on the missed mail by the end of the day Thursday.

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SPOKANE, WA -   The US Postal Service says people in much of Eastern Washington and North Idaho won't get any mail Wednesday, except for a few parcels.  The Tri-Cities and Walla Walla are included, but not Yakima.

USPS spokesperson Ernie Swanson says there was a power outage, water and gas leak at a postal sorting facility in Spokane Tuesday night because of the wind storm that hit the area.  The building was evacuated and employees sent home.  

Engineers went to the center Wednesday afternoon to assess the damages. They cleared some of the processing machines to be turned back on, as for the others, they have water damage. 

Swanson told us most of the sorting happens overnight so mostly all of the mail should be delivered Thursday. 
 

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