Sunday, August 18, 2019

Disrespect: Deliveries Can’t Be Made To Mail Box With Legally Park Car

Neither snow nor rain nor a parked car?
A Willow Springs woman said the U.S. Postal Service isn’t delivering important packages because cars are blocking her mailbox.
The postal service said the cars need to move.
The problem? It’s a legal parking spot.
Even with a car parked there, it’s possible to open the mailbox. But the USPS office told the customer it’s against their policy. But CBS 2 has learned that it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best practice.
Patty Gioia depends on regular deliveries from the USPS because of medications for her husband.
 “He is a Vietnam veteran, two time cancer survivor due to Agent Orange,” Gioia said.
When his regular delivery of medications didn’t show up in their mailbox, she called the Willow Springs postmaster.
 “I said ‘well my husband needs his medication.’ And she said ‘well your mailbox is blocked.'”

1 comment:

  1. Certainly not a good situation,but as a Viet-Nam veteran and former rural mail carrier, I understand the position of the USPS. There are a lot of "legal parking places" that block mail boxes. I would suggest that the customer either talk the the Postmaster to see if the mailbox can be moved to where the box isnt blocked by a legally parked car, or talk to someone at city hall to see if that parking spot can be made into a "no parking" spot.