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Mail Delivery May Be Affected By USPS COVID and Holiday Delays

Written by Midwest Direct

December 28, 2020 — Industry Alert from the USPS

Due to heavy volumes, the United States Post Service has announced Embargos and Redirects to the following facilities: 

  • Cleveland PDC | Resumed operations on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM 
  • Springdale Annex | Resumed operations on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM 
  • Northwest Rochester | Redirect of DNDC/DADC/DSCF/DFSS Periodicals and Marketing Mail flats to Elmira PO | Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 6 a.m. | DNDC/DADC/DSCF/DFSS Periodicals and flats

 


 

December 21, 2020 — Industry Alert from the USPS

Due to heavy volumes, the United States Post Service has announced Embargos and Redirects to the following facilities: 

  • West Valley | Resumed operations on Friday, Dec. 18, at 6 a.m.
  • Detroit NDC | Resumed operations on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4 a.m.
  • Philadelphia NDC | Resumed operations on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 9 a.m.
  • Cleveland PDC | Redirect DADC/DSCF letters for Cleveland and Akron to Pittsburgh PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM |  DADC/DSCF letters
  • Springdale Annex | Redirect DADC/DSCF flats to Cincinnati PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM | DADC flats, DSCF flats
  • Northwest Rochester | Redirect of DNDC/DADC/DSCF/DFSS Periodicals and Marketing Mail flats to Elmira PO | Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 6 a.m. | DNDC/DADC/DSCF/DFSS Periodicals and flats

  

The following is from today's "peak" status USPS call:

USPS facilities with >2 hours wait time for unload:

  • Akron: 4 hours
  • Beth Page NY: 2 hours
  • Cleveland: 16 hours
  • Detroit NDC: 17 hours
  • Detroit P&DC: 24 hours
  • Greensboro NDC: 2 hours
  • Greensboro P&DC: 3-4 hours
  • Harrisburg PA: 20 hours
  • Indianapolis MPA: 2 hours
  • Lehigh Valley: 12 hours
  • Memphis NDC: 12 hours
  • MI Metroplex: 24 hours
  • NW Rochester: 12 hours
  • Philadelphia NDC: 24+ hours
  • Philadelphia P&DC: 2-4 hours
  • Providence RI: 2-4 hours
  • Springfield NDC: 10 hours
  • St Louis NDC: 48 hours
  • West Valley: 24 hours

 

Annexes USPS has opened recently:

  • Birmingham
  • Cleveland
  • 3 St Louis MO annexes
  • Bethpage NY
  • Springfield MA
  • Washington DC area

 

FCM Letters – Facilities not meeting operating clock deadline (may mean 1+ day delay but not necessarily)

Origin:

  • Denver
  • Atlanta
  • Detroit
  • St Paul MN
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Richmond

Destinating:

  • Birmingham AL
  • Phoenix AZ
  • Oakland CA
  • San Francisco CA
  • San Diego CA
  • Sacramento CA
  • Denver CO
  • Delaware 
  • Jacksonville FL
  • Miami FL
  • Atlanta GA
  • Bedford Park IL
  • Chicago IL
  • Palatine IL
  • Brooklyn NY
  • Westchester NY
  • Bellmawr NJ
  • Kearney NJ
  • Springfield MO
  • St Louis MO
  • Indianapolis IN
  • Louisville KY
  • Baltimore MD
  • Boston MA
  • Detroit MI
  • St Paul MN
  • Charlotte NC
  • Greensboro NC
  • Cincinnati OH
  • Cleveland OH
  • Columbus OH
  • Harrisburg PA
  • Philadelphia PA
  • Pittsburgh PA
  • Merrifield VA
  • Richmond VA
  • Milwaukee WI

 

FCM Flats

Destinating:

  • Columbus OH
  • N Houston TX
  • Richmond VA

 


 

December 17, 2020 — Industry Alert from the USPS

Due to heavy volumes, the United States Post Service has announced Embargos and Redirects to the following facilities: 

  • Birmingham Annex | Resumed operations on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 a.m.
  • West Valley | Embargo | Friday, December 18, 2020 at 06:00 AM | DNDC/DSCF/DFSS Marketing Mail flats
  • Detroit NDC | Embargo | Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00 AM | DNDC Marketing Mail flats
  • New Jersey NDC | Resumed operations on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 4 a.m.
  • Philadelphia NDC | Embargo | Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 09:00 AM | DNDC Marketing Mail letters and DNDC/DFSS Marketing Mail flats
  • Cleveland PDC | Redirect DADC/DSCF letters for Cleveland and Akron to Pittsburgh PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM |  DADC/DSCF letters
  • Springdale Annex | Redirect DADC/DSCF flats to Cincinnati PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM | DADC flats, DSCF flats

 


 

December 14, 2020 — Industry Alert from the USPS

Due to heavy volumes, the United States Post Service has announced Embargos and Redirects to the following facilities: 

  • Birmingham Annex | Embargo | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 07:00 AM | DADC/DSCF flats and parcels
  • West Valley | Embargo | Friday, December 18, 2020 at 06:00 AM | DNDC flats and parcels,  DADC flats, DSCF flats and parcels, DFSS flats
  • Detroit NDC | Embargo | Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00 AM | DNDC flats and parcels, DSCF parcels and BPM/Library/Media flats
  • New Jersey NDC | Embargo | Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00 AM | DNDC letters, flats, parcels, DADC flats and parcels, DFSS flats
  • Philadelphia NDC | Embargo | Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 09:00 AM | DNDC letters, flats, parcels, DFSS flats
  • Cleveland PDC | Redirect DADC/DSCF letters for Cleveland and Akron to Pittsburgh PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM |  DADC/DSCF letters
  • Springdale Annex | Redirect DADC/DSCF flats to Cincinnati PDC | Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM | DADC flats, DSCF flats

 

Below you will find the list of facilities experiencing delays.  The delays are from loading/unloading, there are additional processing delays in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.
  • Akron 7 hours
  • Baltimore 2 hours
  • Beth Page 4-6 hours
  • Birmingham 8 hours
  • Cleveland 18-24 hours
  • Detroit NDC 24+ hours
  • Greater Newark 2 hours
  • Harrisburg 10 hours
  • Indianapolis NPA 10 hours
  • Nashua 6 hours
  • Nashville Music City Annex 5 hours
  • New Jersey NDC 4 hours
  • Philadelphia NDC 24+ hours
  • Rochester 20 hours
  • West Valley 30+ hours

 

What To Do:

  • Review the "hot list" of sites above to see if your mail could be affected. 
  • Bookmark this link and check back frequently for any new updates from Midwest Direct.
  • Contact your Midwest Direct representative or Mandy Gebbie Clayton, mgebbie@mw-direct.com for any additional information.

 


 
December 11, 2020 — Below you will find the list of facilities experiencing delays.  The delays are from loading/unloading as well as plant delays. 
  • Baltimore 4 hours
  • Beth Page 4-6 hours
  • Birmingham 4 hours
  • Cleveland 8-10 hours
  • Detroit NDC 14 hours
  • Newark 4-6 hours
  • Greensboro NC 2 hours
  • Harrisburg 3-4 hours
  • Indy NPA 12 hours
  • Louisville P&DC 4 hours
  • Nashville 1-2 hours
  • NJ NDC 4-5 hours
  • N Texas 4-6 hours
  • Phil NDC 24 hours
  • Raleigh 11 hours
  • Rochester 1-2 hours
  • W Valley 24 hours

 

What To Do:

  • Review the "hot list" of sites above to see if your mail could be affected. 
  • Bookmark this link and check back frequently for any new updates from Midwest Direct.
  • Contact your Midwest Direct representative or Mandy Gebbie Clayton, mgebbie@mw-direct.com for any additional information.

 


 
December 10, 2020 — The United States Post Service is reporting delays to mailpieces and packages in some locations including Cleveland. The following sites are considered "hot sites, where mailings will be most affected: 
  • Cleveland
  • Lehigh Valley
  • Indy
  • Indy Annex
  • SCF Detroit
  • Birmingham
  • SCF Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • NDC Detroit
 
In response to media inquiries, the USPS stated, "This has been an extraordinary year of unprecedented challenges. The Postal Service is experiencing significant volume increases, while at the same time employee availability has been reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19. We are flexing our resources to process and deliver the mail as quickly as possible. We are committed to making sure gifts and cards are delivered on time to celebrate the holidays. Customers needing assistance are encouraged to contact the USPS Customer Care Center at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)"
 
They also posted the following on their Customer Service Twitter account:
 

What To Do:

  • Review the "hot list" of sites above to see if your mail could be affected. 
  • Bookmark this link and check back frequently for any new updates from Midwest Direct.
  • Contact your Midwest Direct representative or Mandy Gebbie Clayton, mgebbie@mw-direct.com for any additional information.
 
 
 

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