Richmond post office reopened after electrical repairs, not carbon monoxide leak


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The Stewart branch of the United States Postal Service (USPS) in Richmond’s Museum District has reopened after a week of closure.

A USPS spokesperson initially told 8News that the cause of the closure was a carbon monoxide leak. However, a paper sign on the door of the building stated that the closure was due to electrical issues requiring repairs.

8News contacted the USPS again for clarification. Comments about the ‘carbon monoxide leak’ were dismissed this afternoon as they confirmed the closure was due to electrical repairs.

During the repairs, several customers expressed their frustration to 8News because they could not access their mail. The USPS reported that the mail had been forwarded to the Westhampton Post Office on Glenburnie Road. However, residents who passed by the Floyd Avenue branch on Tuesday told 8News that their mail was not there.

A customer 8News spoke to said he couldn’t access his paychecks. Another customer was unable to retrieve a passport for a trip. Others were reportedly prevented from filing voter registration forms.


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