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The Postal Service has published they are experiencing operational impacts across the United States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
These operational impacts also include dropship delays at various SCF/NDC locations which will impact mail service. Delays are anticipated to continue over the course of the next two weeks. Please reference the USPS Industry Alert below for details of impacted sites:
 

Drop shipments at the following processing facilities are temporarily impacted:

Processing Facility

Drop Shipment Impact

Scheduled Date to Resume Operations

Birmingham Annex

Embargo

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 07:00

West Valley

Embargo

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 06:00

Detroit NDC

Embargo

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00

New Jersey NDC

Embargo

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00

Philadelphia NDC

Embargo

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 09:00

Cleveland PDC

Redirect DADC/DSCF letters for Cleveland and Akron to Pittsburgh PDC

Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00

Springdale Annex

Redirect DADC/DSCF flats to Cincinnati PDC

Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00

 

Additional information on each drop shipment impact is provided below.  For trucks already in route, the drop shipment will be honored, but wait/unload times may be extended.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Birmingham Annex Temporary Embargo

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, there will a temporary embargo of all drop shipments at the Birmingham Annex-NASS 350AX located at 4500 1st Ave S, Birmingham AL 35222.  During the embargo, the facility will not accept any drop shipments and there are no redirections for the impacted mail (DADC/DSCF flats and parcels for 350-352, 354-359, 362).  The facility is scheduled to resume normal drop shipment hours on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 07:00. 

West Valley Arizona Temporary Embargo

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, there will a temporary embargo of all drop shipments at West Valley-NASS 85H located at 620 N 47th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85043.  During the embargo, the facility will not accept any drop shipments and there are no redirections for the impacted mail (DNDC flats and parcels 850-853, 855-857, 859-860, 863; DADC flats 850-853, 855, 859-860, 863; DSCF flats and parcels 850-853, 855, 859-860, 863; DFSS flats).  The facility is scheduled to resume normal drop shipment hours on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 06:00. 

Detroit NDC Temporary Embargo

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, there will a temporary embargo of all drop shipments at the Detroit NDC-NASS 48Z located at 17500 Oakwood Blvd, Allen Park, MI 48101.  During the embargo, the facility will not accept any drop shipments and there are no redirections for the impacted mail (DNDC flats and parcels 434-436, 465-468, 480-497; DSCF parcels and BPM/Library/Media flats 434-436, 481-482, 492; DSCF parcels 480, 483-487).  The facility is scheduled to resume normal drop shipment hours on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00. 

New Jersey NDC Temporary Embargo

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, there will a temporary embargo of all drop shipments at the New Jersey NDC-NASS 07Z located at 80 Country Rd, Jersey City NJ 07097.  During the embargo, the facility will not accept any drop shipments and there are no redirections for the impacted mail (DNDC letters, flats, parcels 005, 066, 068-079, 085-119; DADC flats and parcels 090-099; DFSS flats).  The facility is scheduled to resume normal drop shipment hours on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 04:00. 

Philadelphia NDC Temporary Embargo

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, there will a temporary embargo of all drop shipments at the Philadelphia NDC-NASS 19Z located at 1900 Byberry Rd, Philadelphia PA 19116.  During the embargo, the facility will not accept any drop shipments and there are no redirections for the impacted mail (DNDC letters, flats, parcels 080-084, 169-199, 254; DFSS flats).  The facility is scheduled to resume normal drop shipment hours on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 09:00. 

Cleveland & Akron Ohio DADC/DSCF Letters Temporary Redirection

Effective Friday, December 11, 2020, DADC/DSCF letters for Cleveland (440-441, 444-445, 448-449) and DADC/DSCF letters for Akron (442-443, 446-447) will be temporarily redirected from Cleveland PDC-NASS 440 located at 2400 Orange Ave, Cleveland OH 44101 to Pittsburgh PDC–NASS 150 located at 1001 California Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15290.  Drop shipment appointments at Pittsburgh PDC are available Thursday to Sunday from 06:00-10:00, 17:00-23:00 and Monday to Wednesday from 0600-14:00, 17:00-23:00.  The temporary redirection is scheduled to end and normal drop shipments resume at Cleveland PDC on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00. 

Springdale Annex DADC/DSCF Flats Temporary Redirection

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020, DADC flats (410, 450-455, 459, 470) and DSCF flats (410, 450-452, 459, 470) for Cincinnati will be temporarily redirected from Springdale Annex-NASS 452AX located at 12000 Northwest Blvd, Cincinnati OH 45246 to Cincinnati PDC–NASS 450 located at 1591 Dalton Ave, Cincinnati OH 45234.  Drop shipment appointments at Cincinnati PDC are available Monday to Saturday from 07:00-19:00 and Sunday from 13:00-20:00.  The temporary redirection is scheduled to end and normal drop shipments resume at Springdale Annex on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 07:00. 

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Delays at the following locations are also being reported:

Critical Entry Processing Center delays (includes mailer dropship and USPS trucks)

  • Akron, OH PD&C
  • Baltimore MD
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Kearny NJ
  • Greensboro NDC
  • Harrisburg
  • Indianapolis MPA
  • Nashua, NH
  • Nashville Music City Annex
  • Rochester NY

 

Originating processing delays – all with a projected delay of 2 days and service impact of 1+ days

  • Chicago, Palatine, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Rochester, NY
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Springfield, MA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Akron, OH
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Nashua, NH
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Denver, CO
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Kearny, NJ
  • Columbus, OH
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Louisville, KY

 

Destinating processing delays – all with a projected delay of 2 days and service impact of 1+ days\

  • Nashua, NH
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Grand Rapids, MI
 

Official USPS alert here.

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