DC area rises to the top — for late mail delivery

Mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time to residents and businesses in the District and the Maryland suburbs, an investigation released Tuesday found. The late deliveries have raised concerns about the safety of letter carriers and provoked a deluge of complaints from customers.

The number of letter carriers who are still on their routes into the early evening — even in the winter darkness — has increased so dramatically that the Capital District now ranks as the worst region in the nation for late mail service, a report by U.S. Postal Service Inspector General David Williams concluded.

Read more: D.C. area rises to the top — for late mail delivery – The Washington Post.