USPS delivery trucks parked at mail prodessing facility

USPS Priority Mail Slower in Parts of New Jersey and New York Due to Damage at Mail Processing Facility

It’s not even the super busy part of the holiday season and customers around the Newark area, including some parts of New York, are experiencing delays of Priority Mail shipments as a result of Tropical Storm Ida’s damage to a critical New Jersey processing center.

USPS said the roof partially collapsed at the Greater Newark Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Kearney, NJ, on September 1, 2021 and its forcing the Postal Service adjusts its service standards temporarily in some parts of the area..

The facility is completely shut down right now and USPS Priority Mail shipments are being processed at other facilities in the area.

In the meantime, the Postal Service is adding one day to its Priority Mail service standards for mail originating in the following 3 digit ZIP codes until sufficient processing capability is restored in the Greater Newark P&DC.

  • 070 Newark, NJ
  • 071 Newark, NJ
  • 072 Elizabeth, NJ
  • 073 North Jersey FAC, NJ
  • 074 Patterson, NJ
  • 075 Patterson, NJ
  • 076 Hackensack, NJ
  • 078 West Jersey, NJ
  • 085 Trenton, NJ
  • 086 Trenton, NJ
  • 087 Trenton, NJ
  • 088 Kilmer, NJ
  • 089 New Brunswick, NJ
  • 124 Mid-Hudson, NY
  • 126 Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 125 Mid-Hudson, NY
  • 127 Monticello, NY

The US Postal Service did not provide an estimate timeline how long it will take to repair the facility. We will update this post if we learn more and we will track this service alert on our domestic disruptions page as well.

Again, this delay apparently only impacts outbound shipments from residential and commercial customers in those zip codes. USPS made no mention of service standard adjustments to inbound shipments.

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