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El Segundo Post Office Closed - Update from USPS 2-12-14

2-12-14 Update on El Segundo Post Office

 After the rupture of an underground water main on Feb. 6, damage to the building structure and foundation of the El Segundo Post Office, at 2130 N. Mariposa Ave., is still being evaluated. With concerns that the ground under the building may be unstable after the break in this high-pressure fire hydrant line, projections indicate the facility may be out of service for several months.

 The transition of home and business street delivery has been very smooth. The Postal Service relocated letter carriers operations for the 9,059 street deliveries in El Segundo and 15,623 in Manhattan Beach without service impacts.

 There were initially some service challenges with the transition of PO Box mail to the Manhattan Beach Post Office, at 1007 N. Sepulveda Blvd., that have now been mitigated. There were approximately 800 active PO Boxes in the El Segundo Post Office and mail from those PO Boxes was able to be removed from the building on the afternoon of Feb. 7. This mail needed to be resorted and collated with additional PO Box mail arriving daily. That process was completed on Feb. 11 and all PO Box mail was ready and available for pick up on Feb. 12. Local management has obtained extra staffing and equipment at the Manhattan Beach Post Office to manage the El Segundo PO Box operation going forward.

 The El Segundo Business Mail Entry operation has been relocated to the Redondo Beach Post Office at 1201 N. Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. 

 The phone lines at the El Segundo Post Office are out of service, but we have established a line at the Hawthorne Post Office for customers to call for information regarding El Segundo operations. That number is 310-676-2285.  

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 6, 2014

Contact: Richard Maher

714-662-6350

richard.j.maher@usps.gov

usps.com/news

El Segundo Post Office closed after being damaged by broken water main

Letter carrier delivery not impacted; PO Box, Caller Service and mail pick up temporarily moved to Manhattan Beach Post Office

EL SEGUNDO, CA — A broken water main severely damaged the El Segundo Post Office, 2130 N. Mariposa Ave., in El Segundo on Feb. 6. The facility houses delivery operations for both the El Segundo and Manhattan Beach communities. Letter carriers had already left for the day and delivery operations were not impacted, but mail in P.O. Boxes was not accessible and retail services were closed.

The Postal Service quickly put contingency plans in place to maintain service to the community. Letter carrier operations for El Segundo and Manhattan Beach will be relocated to the Hawthorne Post Office effective Feb. 7, with no service interruptions.

El Segundo PO Box mail and Caller Service mail will be available for customers at the Manhattan Beach Post Office, 1007 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach CA 90266, effective Feb. 7. PO Box mail will be available on the rear dock of the Manhattan Beach Post Office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Customers must bring photo identification to collect their mail.

Caller Service large volume business customers can pick up their mail at the Manhattan Beach Post Office at their usual time on the back dock.

Accountable mail that needs signature or is too large for mailboxes will also be picked up at the Manhattan Beach Post Office. Customers who receive a notice from their letter carrier to pick up mail have the option of scheduling a redelivery or picking it up. Information on options and pick up times can be found on the notice left.

The El Segundo Bulk Business Mail Unit operation will be relocated to the Redondo Beach Post Office, 1201 N. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach CA 90277, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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