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Postal Service: Network outage disrupt services

Tom Raum
Associated Press

Washington — A network outage disrupted some services late Thursday and through Friday at the U.S. Postal Service, including package handling at some local post offices, the agency said.

Postal Service email is down, as is the scanning of some packages.

Agency spokeswoman Toni DeLancey said regular mail processing and delivery have not been affected.

She says the outage first occurred Thursday afternoon and workers are trying to fix the problem and restore all service as soon as possible.

“It has nothing to do with any kind of cyber intrusion or anything like that. It’s just a technical problem while hardware was being installed,” she said.

Scanning operations, including Track & Confirm, continue as normal.

“Some Postal Service information technology applications continue to be non-functional today following yesterday’s unplanned network outage,” the Postal Service said in a message to customers on its website.