More damage to Spokane postal facility causing delays

Wind and flood damage at the Postal Service’s mail processing facility in Spokane has once again led to service delays in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, according to The Spokesman-Review.

Strong winds Tuesday night damaged the building’s roof, which was still under repair from mid-November storms, Postal Service spokesman Ernie Swanson told the paper. The new damage also caused rain to flood the building, but no mail was damaged.

Letters are being temporarily routed through Seattle, while parcels have been distributed to post offices in Spokane and Post Falls for sorting. Swanson said items routed through Spokane are likely to be delayed for several days.

Most Eastern Washington mail has been routed through Spokane the past two years.