Details of Saturday cuts planned in mail delivery

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Associated Press

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 3:01 PM

The Postal Service announced Wednesday that it planned to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages.

The details:

— Saturday delivery of mail, such as letters and magazines that are going to street addresses, would end. Delivery would be only Monday through Friday.

— Mail addressed to P.O. boxes still would be delivered on Saturday.

— Post offices now open on Saturday would remain open on Saturday.

— Delivery of packages of all sizes would remain the same, i.e., six days a week.

— The change would begin the week of Aug. 5.

— Officials estimated that the cutback would save around $2 billion annually when it was fully in place.

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