Getting holiday cards, bills and other mail remains an impossibility to mailboxes in places such as First Avenue and Beachfront in Manasquan, the United States Post Office confirmed.
USPS announced that those areas of Manasquan continue a service interruption where no mail will be delivered. However, last week mail delivery resumed elsewhere in the area between the bridges and the beach. First Avenue and Beachfront still has heavy machinery and utility work being done.
In a message released by Manasquan Borough, the USPS explained that areas that will not receive mail delivery include properties marked as condemned:
Additionally, any structure that has been tagged as condemned will not receive delivery. Please note that the United States Postal Service will continue to attempt mail delivery where there is safe access to roads and customers’ mail boxes and are committed to restoring regular delivery and mail service as quickly as possible to customers in affected areas.
The USPS is also encouraging residents who foresee continued displacement from their homes to temporarily change their address. There's a form for that, but two other options also exist for postal customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The three options are: a change of address, General Delivery or Premium Forwarding Service (PFS).
From the USPS:
Option 1: Submit a Change of Address online or at your Post Office, which can be used for 15 days and up to one year. Mail is forwarded piece by piece.
Option 2: General Delivery allows your mail to be on hold for up to 30 days at the area’s main Post Office if you don’t have a permanent address. Pick up your mail at the local Post Office. Make sure senders use the ZIP Code for the area’s main Post Office. The ZIP+4 will indicate general delivery.
ANYTOWN NY 12345-9999
To find the main Post Office in any area, call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777).
Option 3: Premium Forwarding Service requires a fee and is a temporary service which can be used for 15 days or up to one year. The difference with this is that mail is rerouted to you weekly, not piece by piece. Most mail is bundled and sent to you every Wednesday via Priority Mail, our 2- to 3-day service. There is a fee but it is the fastest, most complete forwarding service.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.