USPS closes a Wallingford CT post office due to lack of staffing

WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) – A busy post office in Wallingford shut down and left many customers in the dark.

It happened at the Yalesville branch because of the COVID-19 pandemic and people on leave.

The U.S. Postal Service said it simply didn’t haven enough employees.

It does not know when it will reopen.

“I think it’s terrible,” said John Nerkowski of Wallingford. “Saturdays, [when] a lot of people out of work, that’s the day they go there.”

While the P.O. boxes are still open and mail is getting delivered to the post office, the retail window is closed.

The changes went into effect last week, but the word is still getting out to plenty of loyal customers.

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