Mail box doors can be closed |

Mail box doors can be closed

DENVER – A day after U.S. Postal Service officials announced an interim policy to protect customers and mail carriers, they cancelled it.

Postmasters announced Wednesday that curbside mail box doors can be closed and that mail delivery operations are back to normal. Officials declared Tuesday that mail box doors must be left open if customers wish to receive mail. The announcement came in the wake of the discovery of 17 pipe bombs left in mail boxes in Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas. The bombs were rigged to detonate when mail box doors were opened and six people were injured.

According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service’s Denver public relations office, “letter carriers and all postal workers will continue to maintain a high state of vigilance and overall security of the mail.”

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