U.S. Postal Service Says Mail Delivery Returns to Normal Today

Oct 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from U.S. Postal Service

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego District
 Manager John E. Platt said today that virtually all residents and
 businesses in San Diego County will receive mail delivery today, either
 from their letter carrier, in their Post Office Box or at temporary Post
 Offices established for evacuated communities.
     Express Mail, Priority Mail and First-Class Mail will be delivered as
 usual. Customers are requested to pick up their mail daily, including from
 their Post Office Boxes, as volumes will be heavy for a few days.
     "Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our management staff, our
 employees and with the support of our labor organizations, we are pleased
 that mail delivery and Postal Service operations in virtually all locations
 have returned to normal today, just four delivery days after feeling the
 impact of Southern California's most devastating wildfires," said Platt.
     Bonsall will resume normal operations today. Mail previously available
 in Murrieta was returned to Bonsall yesterday.
     Residents of Ramona will receive home delivery starting Saturday. Mail
 will be available at the Carmel Mountain Post Office until 4 pm today, and
 then it will be shipped back to Ramona.
     Residents experiencing damaged or destroyed homes or businesses and can
 no longer receive mail there should contact their local Post Office to make
 alternative arrangements. Mail that is undeliverable due to property damage
 will be held for pick-up at local Post Offices or wherever mail is
 available for that ZIP Code.
     Residents can contact USPS Consumer Affairs at 858-674-2670 for local
 information and assistance with issues resulting from fire-related mail
 delays or damage. Consumer Affairs will maintain extended hours to assist
 postal customers Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm; Sat. 8am to 4 pm; and Sunday 10am to 3
 pm. Consumer Affairs is located at 11251 Rancho Carmel Drive, San Diego, CA
 at entrance #3.
     An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only
 delivery service that visits every address in the nation, 146 million homes
 and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies
 on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating
 expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $73
 billion and delivers nearly half the world's mail.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service