Flooding inside the General Post Office at the Maduro Building in Road Town has halted all operations at the facility.
The post office is now closed until further notice.
The flooding is believed to have happened overnight between Sunday, July 22 and Monday morning, the Government Information Service (GIS) told BVI News.
“The post office closed on Sunday so I don’t know if it took place then. But, when they (post office workers) came in this morning, that’s what they found,” GIS’s Chief Information Officer, Desiree Smith explained.
Smith said the flooding appears to be from a broken pipe — that was the unofficial report the GIS received from the Postmaster General, Pasha Stoutt.
Authorities gave no clear indication of the extent of the flooding or when the post office will resume operations.
“Government does not shut off all operations for small issues. So, it might have been to a certain degree where it might have incumbered operations and the public might not have been easily facilitated in a normal way,” Smith said.
BVI News was unable to access the building when journalists visited the location Monday morning.
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