Despite emergency officials announcement allowing Mayer residents to return to their homes earlier today (Thursday), the Mayer Post Office is currently without power and therefore remains closed until further notice.
The Mayer Post Office has been closed since the town’s evacuation was ordered on Tuesday, June 27. Also remaining closed is the Dewey Post Office, after complying with orders to evacuate on Wednesday.
Street delivery service has resumed for many customers in both Mayer and Dewey, however some areas remain inaccessible and therefore are not receiving delivery at this time. The areas that are inaccessible to mail carriers have changed from day to day, Dewey Postmaster Brenda Frooninckx said.
Postal customers from both Dewey and Mayer who have not received mail delivery may pick up their mail at the Camp Verde Post Office, 403 W. Finnie Flat Rd., Camp Verde AZ 86322. In addition, mail for Post Office Box customers in both Dewey and Mayer is available at Camp Verde. Customers are asked to bring identification to receive their mail.
The Camp Verde Post Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail pickup service will be offered this Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. until noon.
Future delivery and facility decisions will be made after consulting with local emergency managers.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we do our best to provide postal services while keeping the safety of our employees and customers as priority No. 1,” Frooninckx said.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.