New Orleans residents are preparing to see delays in mail service starting in October.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy confirmed over the weekend that the USPS is changing its standard timeframe for delivering first-class letters, flat envelopes, and items like magazines.
Delivery is expected to go from a one-to-three-day window to a one-to-five-day window for mail sent within the contiguous United States.
Officials say 70% of first-class mail should still meet the one-to-three-day window, with states west of the Rockies, Florida, and southern Texas most likely to see the worst delays.
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