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D.C. tops nation for most late mail

on July 23, 2014 10:24 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation’s capital No. 1 — for late mail delivery.

The Washington Post reported that an inspector general’s report released Tuesday found that mail is delivered after 5 p.m. more than two-thirds of the time in the District of Columbia and the Maryland suburbs.

Northern Virginia also ranks high among areas of the U.S. getting late mail, with 69 percent of letter carriers still on their routes at night.

Both regions were well above the 38 percent national average for late deliveries from fiscal 2011 to 2013.

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