Mail and package delivery has been interrupted following weekend protests, but is returning to normal in some cases.
The Ogden Park Post Office, 6559 S. Ashland Ave., was closed Wednesdaydue to damage from looters, officials said, while the James E. Worsham postal facility at 7715 S. Cottage Grove Ave. reopened after a closure.
Ogden Park postal service staffers were working temporarily at another facility, a postal service spokesman said.
“Mail deliveries will continue, although some disruptions may occur in isolated areas experiencing civil unrest,” the spokesman said.
“If a letter carrier finds conditions to be unsafe for delivery, they are authorized to return to their office. Their personal safety comes first. Mail delivery will resume to any impacted area when safe to do so. USPS apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thank customers for their understanding at this time.”
Here’s a look at other delivery services:
Amazon: According to a report by Bloomberg, the company told drivers to stop delivering in Chicago on Saturday as unrest unfolded in the city, but a spokesman would not confirm that and some customers said they received items scheduled to arrive over the weekend today.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and have adjusted routes or scaled back typical delivery operations in the affected areas to ensure the safety of our teams,” a spokesman said Wednesday.
Some “adjustments” are due to local curfews, the spokesman said.
“If we believe the area for a delivery is unsafe, we will cancel the delivery block. In some areas where it is safe and we are allowed to do so, we may continue delivering past curfew.”
UPS: Three UPS Stores are closed, at 192 N. Wells St., 40 E. Chicago and 17 E. Monroe St.
“We are serving all Chicago,” UPS spokesman Matthew O’Connor said — and have been since the demonstrations broke out. He said drivers “have the autonomy” to, for their “own personal safety,” not to deliver in a specific area if they don’t feel safe.That is a “hyperlocal decision that’s made on the go.”
The UPS Store locations that will remain closed as UPS work with “authorities,” the company said.
Contributing: Lynn Sweet