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Mail sorting facility back to full capacity following wind damage

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Sorting facility back to 100 percent Friday. Sorting facility back to 100 percent Friday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The U.S. Postal Service says a sorting facility damaged by recent heavy winds is back to 100 percent capacity Friday, and that there are no longer any delays for people's mail.

Ernie Swanson told KHQ's Caitlin Rearden that the roof has been repaired with a "membrane-type roof." Swanson says a full repair can't be repaired until the weather warms up.

But Swanson says the membrane roof will hold through the winter and that mail should no longer be affected.

The Postal Service also said in a release today that it will be delivering packages seven days a week including on Sundays leading up to Christmas Day throughout much of eastern Washington and northern Idaho due to the anticipated 10.5 percent package volume growth over last holiday season.

For expected delivery of holiday mail and packages by Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following domestic mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:

Dec. 15  – Standard Post

Dec. 19 –  First Class (cards and letters)

Dec. 21 –  Priority Mail

Dec. 23 –  Priority Mail Express

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