Border closure due to pandemic has left people scrambling to claim mail by March 15
The United States Postal Service office in Ogdensburg, N.Y., has sent out a notice to Canadian customers to pick up their mail by March 15 as it deals with an overflow of parcels. Canadians with postal boxes in the U.S. community have been unable to cross the border due to COVID-19 restrictions. (United States Postal Service)
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) office in Ogdensburg, N.Y., says it’s no longer able to hold on to an overflowing amount of Canadian mail — and customers north of the border are now scrambling to make alternate arrangements.
The office recently sent an email to its Canadian customers telling them that their PO box locations “have limited capacity to hold mail, including packages, for extended periods of time.”
Canadians now have until March 15 to have someone get their mail, or it will be classified as “unclaimed” and returned to the sender.
Many people in eastern Ontario use postal boxes at the Ogdensburg post office to have items delivered that are usually only available in the United States.