BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers in communities along the Boston Marathon route that dozens of collection boxes are being temporarily shut down for the race.
The postal service says in the interest of safety and security the blue boxes were sealed Friday and won’t be reopened until Wednesday. The race is Monday.READ MORE: Runner Who Suffered Heart Attack During Boston Marathon Hopes To Come Back Stronger
The affected boxes are located in Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston. Other collection boxes in those communities that aren’t along the runners’ route will remain available to postal customers.READ MORE: Record Fall Warmth: An Unprecedented Autumn In New England
In addition, the collection box on Boylston Street in Boston near the finish line will be removed. It will be returned to service when the grandstands are taken down.MORE NEWS: As Pediatricians Get Ready To Give COVID Vaccine To Children, Some Doctors Say Review The Data
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