TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's not even Halloween yet but long lines at the post office might remind you of a busy December!
But that extra wait time is not a result of the federal government shutdown. Even though the United States Postal Service a branch of the federal government, it operates on its own, self-sustaining budget!
Simply put, the post office relies on sales of stamps and other postal products to remain open.
At Terre Haute's main postal branch Monday afternoon, long lines stretching all the way to the door could be found. Earlier Monday morning, only one woman was running the counter.
"It took me probably 15 to 20 minutes in-line to get three forms of change of address, filled them out and just turned them in within a couple minutes,” said Stacey Nelson, USPS customer.
Patient customers, like Nelson, did not blame hard working staffers at the Margaret Avenue branch in Terre Haute.
A spokeswoman in Indianapolis said it is business as usual and all mail is still being delivered, picked-up and processed.
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One woman who committed her life to improving the lives of others in the Wabash Valley has passed away.
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Governor Pence ordered Indiana State University and all state universities to withhold two percent of its budget.
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