Postal Service Suspends Mail Delivery For Saturday, September 24, 2005 In Several East Texas Towns

In the wake of Hurricane Rita, the U.S. Postal Service is suspending mail delivery in some areas of East Texas. The Dallas District – which includes the East Texas area – announced today that delivery is suspended for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 in the following ZIP Codes: 755, 756, 757, 758, and 759.

The decision only affects mail delivery. Post Offices in the affected ZIP Codes are open their normal hours for retail services.

"We know how important mail is to people, so after the storm passes, the Postal Service will return to normal operations as quickly and safely as possible," said Carl T. January, Jr., District Manager, Dallas District.

Depending on the storm’s aftermath, normal mail delivery is expected to return to most areas on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005. However, the Postal Service will make decisions based on Hurricane Rita’s continuing path. Notification will be given as these impacted ZIP Codes return to normal delivery status.