Winter storm leads to mail delivery delays in Wilmington area


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Have you had your mail delivered over the past few days? If not here is why.

The United States Postal Service has alerts on their website that may affect deliveries.

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According to the USPS website due to winter weather conditions, including snow and ice in parts of the state, there will be a possibility of late and non-deliveries for some residential and business customers in the 278, 279, 283, 284 and 285 service areas.

Some retail operations could have closed at 4 p.m. Thursday

The Postal Service is monitoring conditions and will provide updates on possible impacts to operations and said they will make every attempt to safely deliver mail where possible.

Normal operations were expected to resume Friday.

The Oleander Post Office in Wilmington says it has been unable to reach certain routes, and mail for those routes is being put on hold. They added that customers can go to the Post Office and pick up mail by showing a Photo ID with their address.

Here is a list of retail locations that were closed, but since have been reopened.

  • Albertson, 28508.
  • Avon, 27915.
  • Ayden, 28513.
  • Aydlett, 27916.
  • Bahama, 27503.
  • Bath, 27808.
  • Cherry Point, 28532.
  • Coinjock, 27923.
  • Comfort, 28522.
  • Everetts, 27825.
  • Hamilton, 27840.
  • Hassell, 27841.
  • Holly Ridge, 28445.
  • Ivanhoe, 28447.
  • Kill Devil Hill, 27948.
  • Kitty Hawk, 27949.
  • Leland, 28451.
  • Maple, 27956.
  • Maury, 28554.
  • Moyock, 27958.
  • Oak City, 27857.
  • Parmele, 27861.
  • Pinehurst, 28374.
  • Pinetown, 27865.
  • Pinetown, 27865.
  • Poplar Branch, 27965.
  • Robersonville, 27871.
  • Rodanthe, 27968.
  • Scotland Neck, 27874.
  • Shawboro, 27973.
  • Shiloh, 27974.
  • Speed, 27881.
  • Stokes, 27884.
  • Surf City, 28445.
  • Topsail Beach CCU, 28445.

During and after a storm postal employees will make every reasonable, safe attempt to deliver mail. The safety of our employees is our top priority and select locations did experience disruptions because access to mailboxes was prevented due to ice or snow. When we face this situation, customers are allowed to pick up their mail at the Post Office. All Post Offices are open and we expect temperatures to increase over the next couple of days which will allow for melting and improved road conditions.”

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