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US Postal Service Slows Delivery | Local

KIMT NEWS 3.- If you expect something important in the mail, you will have to be patient. From Friday, standard mail delivery can take up to five days.

The Postal Service is removing the current three-day delivery standard for first-class mail. Slow mail involves Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s plans to overhaul the postal service to cut costs.

Ashley Harkins accepts that her mail may take longer to receive.

“It’s obviously inconvenient for a lot of people because I think a lot of people are waiting for their mail. I also know how times are right now and it’s hard to find workers. It’s hard to get anything be right now with the shortage. I understand and I will be patient.”

Harkins usually sends her mail five days in advance, but with the slower delivery, she’ll send it even sooner.

Other people, including Lisa Black, aren’t too worried about the service.

“It doesn’t really affect me personally. I don’t use US mail for a lot of my correspondence anymore. A lot of it is electronic.”

The USPS will continue to have a two-day delivery standard for one-piece first-class mail traveling within a local area. KIMT News 3 contacted the Postal Service but they were unable to comment.