Watch: Roaches cause temporary mail suspension in Buffalo, NY Housing Project

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The United States Postal Service prides itself on delivering the mail in the harshest of conditions. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” is supposed to slow a mail carrier, according to the agency’s unofficial motto.

Yet, somehow, on a perfectly sunny Friday in Buffalo, the Postal Service temporarily suspended mail delivery at 31 Marine Drive, a Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority building known as The Coastline. The problem, however, wasn’t snow, rain, heat or gloom of night.

It was roaches.

“To the point where it’s disgusting,” Toni Guercio said, standing in the lobby area of her apartment building. “This has been going on for years.”

Guercio said she observed a mail carrier with roaches all over his feet on Friday afternoon, which prompted her to call Consumer Affairs at the Postal Service. A USPS spokesperson confirmed in an email to 2 On Your Side that mail carriers did temporarily suspend service “because of carriers’ concerns on the condition of the interior — rodents and insects.” Read more at WGRZ

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