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Mail delivery likely to slow down with new standards

Changes upcoming which could make U.S. Postal Service delivery slower
Posted at 6:19 AM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 11:32:57-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Mail delivery is about to get even slower across the nation.

The postal service will implement new standards for first-class mail on Friday.

These changes will impact the delivery time of some first-class mail and periodicals.

Deliveries that typically take one to three days could now take five days.

Officials say most mail traveling long distance will be affected, but that most customers shouldn't see a difference in their local deliveries.

It's all part of the postmaster general's plan to solve some of the U.S. Postal Service's financial issues. It's a 10-year plan to improve service and achieve financial sustainability.

Most mail the size of a standard letter will remain unaffected.