DECATUR, Ga. (CBS46) – According to some DeKalb County residents, it’s taking them close to an hour to pick up their mail thanks to their local post office ‘temporarily’ closing its doors.
Hundreds of people who live in Decatur and are box-holders at the North DeKalb Branch post office said it’s been weeks since they’ve been able to get their mail in a reasonable amount of time.
Resident Susan Lindsley told CBS46 she must go to the main downtown Decatur post office to get her mail. “It’s difficult for me to stand in line, I have a bad back, both legs are bad,” she said.
Residents said post office employees told them they had to close due to mold issues.
“Why did they do that? They did it for the convenience of themselves, so they don’t have to deliver our mail to Scottdale or Avondale, for their convenience, not ours,” Joe Gargiulo said.
Since then, a sign has been up on the door saying the branch is temporarily suspended with an apology for the inconvenience.