USPS to seal collection boxes along Boston Marathon route

The U.S. Postal Service says it will seal dozens of blue mail collection boxes along the Boston Marathon route in the interest of safety and security.

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Collection box (lower left) at Boston Marathon finish line

The Postal Service made the announcement Friday amid the remembrances of the third anniversary of the marathon bombings.

The boxes will be sealed at the time of the last mail collection Saturday and reopened Tuesday. The marathon is Monday.

The closures affect boxes along the entire route from Hopkinton to Boston.

Source: The Latest: Moment of Silence Observed for Marathon Bombing – The New York Times