Potential closure of Redmond’s USPS distribution center would have widespread impact

REDMOND, Wash. — The United States Postal Service’s Redmond distribution center processes about 1 million pieces of mail every day.

It’s a service people often take for granted.

“We rely on it more than ever during the pandemic for important documents, medicine. We need to make sure we are investing in its long-term capacity,” said Congressmember Suzan DelBene (WA-01).

United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, however, is considering closing the center and consolidating it with a facility in Tukwila.

The move would impact 17 cities from North Bend to Everett encompassing nearly 1 million people in King and Snohomish counties.

DelBene represents the area that would be impacted and worries the consolidation will slow service.


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