All Post Offices will be open Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 and New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31 but some retail lobbies will close at noon those days according to Leisa Tolliver-Gay of the U.S. Postal service in Little Rock. Mail delivery on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be the same as any other Monday.
The Helena Post Office lobby will be open from 9 a.m. until noon both days. The Barton Post Office will open at its usual 7 a.m. time but also will close at noon. The Helena-West Helena Post office lobby will operate regular hours on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Commercial customers should check with their Business Mail Entry Units for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 hours of operation, reported Tolliver-Gay.
Mail should be deposited in blue collection mailboxes before noon for early pickup on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local postmaster.
In observance of the holidays, Post Offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas and Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year's. Post Offices will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Only Express Mail in most major metropolitan areas will be delivered Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
For information regarding business lobby hours for other Post Officers customers can go to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS.