---- — The U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday honoring the first president of the United States, George Washington, on Feb. 17. The holiday is commonly referred to as Presidents Day.
All Post Offices in Indiana will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service on that day.
However, customers are encouraged to still drop their mail in blue street collection boxes, so they can be processed early the next day.
“We want to advise anyone with stamped or metered mail ready for delivery to drop this mail into a blue collection box instead of waiting to do so the following day,” said Indianapolis Postmaster Gary Soultz. “This also applies to our business customers, many who will still be open during the holiday. We want to get a quick start on processing their mail.”
And for customers depositing mail on Feb. 18, Soultz advises they drop their mail no later than 3 p.m. in order to get it processed sooner.
“On your way to work or school is the best time to drop the mail at the Post Office or blue collection box,” Soultz said. “The earlier in the day we receive the mail, the sooner we can send it on its way to its destination.”
Post offices will reopen on Feb. 18 with full mail delivery and retail service.