December 24, 2010
postal staff struggle to clear Christmas backlog
services in the
Burnham-On-Sea area have been severely disrupted by the wintry
weather, with some residents not receiving any mail for the past
While the team have been catching up with a huge backlog of post
at Burnham Sorting Office, some Christmas deliveries may not be
made in time.
Royal Mail spokesman Tom Prendergast told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We apologise to customers who have experienced delays to
their deliveries as a result of the severe weather across parts
"Our postmen and women are pulling out all the stops to get
the mail delivered as quickly as possible, although in some instances
these efforts are being hampered by the icy conditions."
"We will continue doing our very best to keep the mail moving
and have a range of measures in place to ensure deliveries reach
people as quickly as possible."
Some residents have been collecting mail directly from Burnham's
Royal Mail Sorting Office in Dunstan Road, where there have been
queues of people during recent days.
Several residents in the town have contacted Burnham-On-Sea.com
to report that they have not received any post since Thursday
December 16th, the day before the snow arrived.