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Buffalo postal delivery impacted by winter storm

Posted: 10:11 AM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-31 11:15:16-05
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A spokesperson for the United States Postal Service (USPS) says postal workers are attempting delivery where possible.

Post offices in most areas will be open but some will be closed to due previous driving bans and employee availability.

According to the spokesperson, all Buffalo area stations and branches (in zip codes 142) as well as locations in the southtowns will see the highest impact.

"With the closing of major thoroughfares to truck traffic, mail availability is also a factor. Employees will attempt to deliver what mail is on hand in places where they can safely navigate roads," USPS said.

The spokesperson says this isn't expected to impact a wide range of the area, but there will be isolated cases of post office closures and mail not being delivered.

USPS asks residents to clear steps and walkways so letter carriers can do their job safely and efficiently.

7 Eyewitness News caught up with letter carrier Keith Puchalski Wednesday who said:

"I have some elderly people. They have medicine that they depend on, and sometimes I'm the only person they will see for the whole week," Puchalski said.

Customers can find more information here.