As we told you yesterday, the Eunice Post Office is closed. Today, we've confirmed it is due to "mold issues."
According to a letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, the office has been closed "because of concerns for our employees and customers due to mold issues in the building."
The press release issued by the US Postal Service doesn't mention that.
"We apologize for any inconvenience that may be experienced. Currently, there is no timeline for resumption of operations at the Eunice Post Office. The Postal Service will provide regular updates to our customers as soon as information becomes available," the release states.
A flyer posted by the Developing Eunice Facebook page indicates the closure is for "safety concerns." No other information was provided. We've reached out to the USPS for more information but have not heard back from them yet.
Eunice customers may conduct retail transactions at the Lawtell Post Office, 10207 Prejean Hwy, Lawtell, LA 70550. P.O. Box customers also may pick up their mail at this location. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The Post Office is closed on Sunday.
Delivery operations have been temporarily relocated to the Opelousas Post Office located at 152 Wallior St., Opelousas, LA 70570; however, Eunice customers should see no change in their mail delivery service.
The U.S Postal Service provided this statement following a request from KATC on more information:
The U.S. Postal Service puts the safety and well-being of customers and employees first. A decision was made to temporarily relocate postal operations at Eunice, out of an abundance of caution, due to facility-related issues. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be experienced by customers of the Eunice Post Office.
Customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS or go to the Postal Service’s website www.usps.com to get the location of additional nearby Post Offices and approved postal retail service providers.
Here's the letter to Johnson, which was posted on the Eunice City Marshal's Office Facebook page: