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Reston Post Office Remains Snowbound

by Karen Goff January 26, 2016 at 11:30 am 12 Comments

Reston Post Office Jan. 26, 2016

The old saying about the U.S. Post office is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

It’s even inscribed on the general post office in New York City.

Not so much in Northern Virginia, though. One lingering casualty of the weekend blizzard: mail delivery and U.S. Post Office services in Reston.

The parking lot of the Reston branch of the post office, located at 11110 Sunset Hill Rd., remains unplowed as of Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The government building is supposed to be plowed by a private contractor who has not been there since the storm began Friday, a source said.

The post office remains closed until the lot is plowed. There will also be no mail delivery in Reston until that happens as the mail trucks are staged from that area, a post office employee said.

If you need to mail or buy something at a post office, the Herndon branch at 590 Grove St. is operating.

  • WellfareFriday

    I can only hope this doesn’t impact those that receive financial benefits through the mail.

  • RickDotSalt

    Time to find a new contractor. That’s just embarrassing.

  • obxers

    That’s inexcusable. Ridiculous. Businesses everywhere, including small marts, breweries, etc. etc. are up and running.

  • John Farrell

    Write Gerry Connolly!

    • Karen Goff

      Thanks John!

      • John Farrell

        USPS has told Congressman Connolly’s office that the contractor is supposed to be on-site as of 2:30 and will have the post office cleared before the end of the day.

  • meh

    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

  • Ihor Jarema

    Embarrassing! My wife’s family had 3 generations of letter carriers in NJ and they never had a day that they didn’t deliver on their mail routes.

  • Ihor Jarema

    I guess the USPS in Reston works as well as the new Silver Line.

  • RoadApples

    Understand but do not agree with the negative rhetoric.
    My preference is to wait and find out the facts before passing judgements.
    There could be a plethora of legitimate reasons for the snow removal delay.
    If there was poor management of the situation; consequently work to address properly for the next incident.

    • RickDotSalt

      I respectfully disagree. Had it been a USPS employee responsible for the snow removal, I agree that you mentor and remediate. If it’s a private contractor, they should have had multiple contingency plans in place to overcome the plethora of legitimate reasons. Taxpayers should not fund the remediation of private companies snow removal contingency plans.

  • waitingformyamazonprime…

    Still no mail delivered here. Was supposed to get a package but they said they could not because the “receptacle was blocked” The mailbox path and path to my door has been clear since Sunday and fedex/UPS delivered packages on Tuesday.

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