Mail to Britain Embargoed
The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it is immediately embargoing mail to Britain because of a strike by postal workers in that country.
British postal deliveries are nearly at a halt, and 100 million pieces of undelivered mail have piled up in a week-old nationwide strike. The embargo “was requested by the British postal administration because of its inability to handle any volume of mail,” a Postal Service statement said. Mail to Britain will be returned to senders. People who get such mail back can apply to their local post office for a refund of the postage.