SOUTH BEND — Blackouts can be added to the list of things that will not stop letter carriers from making their appointed rounds.
“Carriers are out delivering mail and parcels today,” Donna Hoffman, customer relations coordinator for the United State Postal Service in Indianapolis, said on Friday after the downtown outage occurred in South Bend.
“Those parts of the city that are still working, we are delivering to those addresses, but if a business is closed and they sent everybody home that means we can’t get in to bring your mail.”
Hoffman said that the parts of the main post office at 424 S. Michigan St., where the mail is sorted, remained open throughout the power outage. That station is located in the outage area.
The sorted mail was then transported to the neighborhood stations where carriers delivered it to homes and businesses, Hoffman added.