Some in Breckenridge cut off from mail this week |

Some in Breckenridge cut off from mail this week

Caddie Nath
Summit Daily News

Many Breckenridge PO box holders still do not have access to their mail today, after the satellite U.S. Postal Service location near City Market was shuttered Friday afternoon.

Postal service officials said customers with PO boxes located at the satellite building might have access to their mail by Wednesday afternoon at a new annex location on French Street. The new PO box building was initially supposed to be open to customers by Sunday afternoon.

When asked about the reasons for the delay, postal service spokesman Al DeSarro said the Breckenridge building code would not allow the building to be opened to customers until it is approved by town inspectors.

“We’re working on these code requirements,” DeSarro said. “We have been working on them since last Friday.”

But Breckenridge representatives say the town has been proactive in working with the postal service, even warning them that it seemed unlikely the contractors would have the new building finished by the deadline they had set out.

“Their attitude was, ‘we don’t care, we’re moving it anyway,'” said town spokeswoman Kim DiLallo, who added that the building codes are in place for public safety.

Post office employees cannot extend mail service at the old annex location because those boxes have already been “gutted,” DeSarro said.

He said the annex box holders’ post has not been made available at the main Breckenridge post office location because it would be too difficult to sort that much mail there.

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