Equipment blamed for Severna Park mail problems CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

April 22, 1993

Severna Park residents continue to experience difficulties with mail service through the new Earleigh Heights post office facility.

The $3.2 million center, where mail eventually will be completely machine-sorted, serves Severna Park, Pasadena, Arnold, Millersville, Glen Burnie, Hanover and Linthicum Heights.

Residents have complained about receiving torn mail, including envelopes that contained checks.

Postal workers say the problems are due to malfunctioning equipment in the new Severna Park Delivery Distribution Center.

Other residents have complained to the Greater Severna Park Council about delays, such as having it take five days to receive a letter in Severna Park mailed in Severna Park.

Mail now goes to Baltimore and then comes back. That is supposed to change as the center becomes fully integrated with the Baltimore postal facilities.

The center, which opened a few months ago, was expected to process 30,000 to 40,000 pieces of mail per hour.

Postal officials also predicted the center would mean faster service on items leaving the area, but residents said that has not been the case.

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