About 70 of Lawrence's largest postal customers may be getting mail in the boxes a little later, according to Postmaster Bill Reynolds.
The post office has traditionally made mail for about 100 of its largest-volume customers available in boxes by about 8:15 a.m., Reynolds explained. However, because of an increase in residential mail the post office must process, the post office hasn't been able to process all the mail for its larger customers until 8:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. About 70 customers have had their mail slightly delayed, he said, and the other 30 are still able to pick mail up earlier.
Individuals with post office boxes still should be able to pick up their mail by 9 a.m. each day, Reynolds said.
The local post office is in the process of changing some of its operations and already is receiving more mail sorted by automation in Kansas City, Reynolds said. The Lawrence post office also is scheduled to receive some automated sorting equipment by 1994, he added.