Montpelier’s post office has been operating out of temporary locations since July’s floods damaged the city’s federal building. The latest location, which consisted of postal trucks in a parking lot on River Street, closed Friday, leaving Montpelier without a post office entirely.
“As the weather gets colder we’ve opted to close our temporary trailer operation and relocate PO Box customers to the nearby Barre Post Office,” Stephen Doherty, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, said in an email.
The closure of the post office’s temporary location, which was already a 10-minute drive from the city’s downtown, came after Vermont’s congressional delegation raised concerns in an Oct. 31 letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about the safety of the postal workers working without heat or electricity.