Illegally parked postal trucks driving Harlem residents crazy

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 18:16:01-04

HARLEM — Residents in a Harlem neighborhood said their post office is taking over their parking spaces.

The Lincolnton Branch on Fifth Avenue is flooding their street with postal trucks, day and night, residents told PIX11 News.

"I am angry. Look at these trucks parked here illegally and its dangerous for our community," said Cecilia Welborne, who lives in the neighborhood.

PIX11 News was there Thursday and saw trucks double parked, parked on the sidewalk and taking up city spaces. We reached out to the U.S. Postal Service and it promises to change its ways.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service released this statement:

"Postal officials are immediately addressing what they can, which includes eliminating double parking in the morning during the loading period. We will also look at staggering more of carriers so that we can continue decongest our loading area in the morning. As for overnight parking of postal vehicles, we will explore our options in the immediate area."

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