Mail deliveries get later in parts of country

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Postal carriers’ routes are running later and later, thank to cost-cutting measures and a shrinking workforce.

A new report by the US Postal Service reports in some parts of the country, mail is being delivered later than 5 p.m. about 70 percent of the time.

The report points out that mail carriers are putting their lives in danger with these later deliveries, especially in winter, because it frequently means mail is being delivered after dark. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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