Every day the U.S. Postal Service delivers 187.8 million pieces of mail every day throughout the United States. Thousands of those letters and packages pass through the post office in Astoria, are hand sorted, and put on one of fifteen routes for the letter carrier to hand deliver. To ensure that mail arrives on time and to the right place, the post office has a series of strict protocols to keep workers organized and on time. 

Hailey Hoffman is a visual journalist for The Astorian. Contact her at 971-704-1725 or hhoffman@dailyastorian.com

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Barry Plotkin

Well-done local story. Good to see the details behind something we simply take for granted. There should be more photo-essays like this one. Kudos to all involved!

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