UPDATE: These mailboxes have been gathered in this area for a while, according to a Google Maps image.
Someone appears to have gathered USPS blue collection boxes/mail receptacles in Downtown Silver Spring, according to a tweet shared with us this morning.
The reason for what looks like a half dozen receptacles gathered into one spot is currently unknown, but a recent CNN article states that “the removal, and installation, of the almost 142,000 letter collection boxes nationwide was routine, and “has been based on mail volume received in those boxes.”
According to the article, the USPS will stop the removal of letter collection boxes in 16 western states and parts of two others until after the election.
It is unclear if the freeze will occur in other states as well.
The tweet can be seen here.