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HED:Some Tupelo customers to receive new zip code
The zip code is changing for many Tupelo residents due to growth in the area, the U.S. Postal Service announced this week in letters to affected residents.
According to the letters, postal customers in parts of the city will switch from a 38801 zip code to 38804 beginning July 1. However, the postal service will still deliver letters addressed to the old 38801 area for one year before improperly addressed mail will be returned to the sender.
Tupelo Postmaster Sidney Poole said Friday he is in the process of having a map drawn to show the affected areas and will have the map and more details of the change next week.
Customers are advised to notify correspondents of the new zip code and notification forms are available at the post office.
Some Tupelo customers will continue to use the existing 38801 zip code as well as the 38802 and 38803 zip codes assigned to post office boxes.