Sorry, Philadelphia: No mail for you while the Pope’s in town
Don’t let the United States Postal Service creed fool you — there are two occasions that cause disruptions in mail services: legitimately life-threatening inclement weather and, apparently, papal visits.
Philadelphia residents in eight different ZIP codes won’t be getting any mail when Pope Francis pays a visit to the city later this month, on Sept. 26-27. The affected areas all fall inside the security perimeter that will be overseen by the U.S. Secret Service.
Four different post offices are affected in all, according to Philly.com: the Philadelphia Main Office (ZIP codes 19102, 19103 and 19104); the William Penn Delivery Annex (19106 and 19107); Fairmount Station (19130); and Spring Garden Station (19122 and 19123). Mail delivery in those areas will conclude on Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. and resume on Monday, Sept. 28. Read more…
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