The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday suspended service at the Scranton post office due to safety concerns.
A press release from the Postal Service called the decision to suspend service “a cautious effort to protect the safety of our customers and employees.”
Temporary Cluster Box Units (CBUs) for post office box delivery have been installed at the Scranton city hall, and a mail collection box has been placed there.
Post office box customers may pick up their mail and keys for their new box at the Scranton post office on Friday, Oct. 26, only. After that date, mail and keys will be available at the Jefferson post office.
Street delivery in Scranton and retail services have been relocated to the Jefferson post office. Scranton mail customers can retrieve notice-left items during regular hours at the Jefferson post office – weekdays from 8:30 am to 5 pm. A photo ID will be required.
“The Postal Service will do everything possible to continue providing uninterrupted service to the community while emphasizing the safety of our employees as our first priority. At this time, it is unknown when services will resume at the Scranton facility,” the press release stated.
The Scranton post office is a leased facility and the landlord has been informed.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.