UPDATE: The post office on Feu Follet Road in Lafayette is expected to resume operations on Friday. Read more here.
The U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended operations at the Energy Center Post Office, located at 455 Feu Follet Road following the plane crash Saturday.
Officials say there will be no disruption to post office delivery but there is no timeline for the resumption of operations at the center. The building received damage after a plane carrying 6 people crashed killing 5 on board. Windows of the building were also blown out in the crash.
Two individuals who were in the post office were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, according to Lafayette Fire Department Chief Robert Benoit.
The postal service says that Energy Center customers may conduct retail transactions at the Bertrand Post Office on 1830 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette. P.O. Box customers also may pick up their mail at that location. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Post Office is closed on Sunday.
The Postal Service says updates will be provided as soon as information becomes available.
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.
The NTSB held a press conference on the crash, providing details on their preliminary investigation. Read more here.
The names of those killed and injured in the plane crash can be found here.