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Mail service disrupted in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

Jan. 29, 2014 1:37 PM   |  

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” according to the creed of the U.S. Postal Service.

But don’t expect the proverbial postman to live up to this motto in the deep South not equipped to handle frozen roads and bridges.

Todd Smith, manger of postal operations for the Pensacola and Panama City areas, said many customers won’t get mail today, including Gulf Breeze and areas outside the Pensacola city limits.

The ability to deliver mail boils down to three things, he said. “Road closures and our ability to get mail from the processing plant to the community (post offices). And, then, the safety of our carriers. If it’s safe for them to go out, they will.”

In many cases around the community, it is not safe, he said.

Mail delivery on Thursday will hinge on improving road and bridge conditions.

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