Video: USPS blames holiday (not plant closing) for 8PM mail deliveries- carriers say otherwise

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) – Many Quincy residents noticed their mail was delivered much later than normal on Tuesday, but U.S. Postal Service Officials say that won’t continue.

United States Postal Service spokesperson Valerie Welsch said some residents did receive deliveries as late as 8 p.m. Tuesday night, but only because it was the day after a holiday.

Mail carrier Tina Philllips said the late deliveries were not just because of the holiday, and she said it’s been a trend for a while now.

Phillips said since Quincy’s distribution center closed earlier this year, it has gotten the mail later and carriers have had to start their routes later.

Read more: USPS: Late Quincy mail delivery ‘not a normal occurrence’ – WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio.

  • old carrier

    the carrier will be spoken too.. might be in trouble.

  • Bill Bernardi

    Here in Austin we’ve been consistently working until past 8 p.m. and as late as 10:30 p.m. since March. It was because of the Waco plant closing. The Austin plant couldn’t handle doing the Waco mail so it got shifted to Fort Worth – but we in Austin are still working late because the idiots in management refuse to have the trucks go back to an earlier time. It’s only going to be worse with the holidays coming up…..

  • Chris

    What do you expect when they closed half of the mail processing plants

  • nick

    late deliveries are normal now throughout the country