The Edgartown Post Office has been closed since Friday morning and operations temporarily moved to Vineyard Haven because of water damage related to building renovations.

Work has been underway at Post Office Square to build five apartments on the second floor of the building that houses the post office and the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. - See more at:

Work has been underway to construct five apartments on the second floor of the building that houses the post office and a branch of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. With the roof removed for construction, rainfall has leaked into the building, requiring two brief closures prior to Friday's heavy rainfall.

On Friday the post office was closed again and the United States Postal Service said in a press release there was no firm timetable for reopening. The building manager and contractor are working with the postal service to minimize customer inconvenience, the press release said.

Edgartown postal operations have temporarily moved to Vineyard Haven. — Sara Brown

Meanwhile, Edgartown Post Office operations have relocated to Vineyard Haven Post Office, 1 Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven. A sign posted at the Edgartown location Saturday said some mail was available for pick-up starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, and a separate line and area would be available for Edgartown customers.

Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and customers should bring identification, the post office said.

The sign said packages and mail would start to arrive in Vineyard Haven Saturday but it would take a few days for all items to arrive "as we need to set up a safe distribution area whith the lobby area."

"With thousands of customers we ask for your patience and cooperation through this transition," the sign read. "We hope to be back here as soon as possible."

About 3,000 customers have post office boxes at the Edgartown office.

The postal service press release said retail services for Edgartown customers were available at the Vineyard Haven office and the Woods Hole Post Office at 16 Water Street in Woods Hole. Hours at those locations were extended on Saturday to accommodate Edgartown customers.

“We thank our Martha’s Vineyard customers for their cooperation and their patience as we work to remedy this issue,” the press release stated.

Customers with questions or comments can call toll-free 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) or send an email via

The Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank branch office next to the post office has also been temporarily closed, the bank said in a statement on their website. Hours have been extended at the bank’s Main street Edgartown branch on Friday until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Those with questions are asked to contact 508-627-4266.

Developer Charles Hajjar received approval for the apartment project by the town and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission in 2014, despite concerns from neighbors about parking and traffic problems. The project includes building three more apartments on the second story of the adjacent building that houses a Bank of America vestibule and Ocean Breeze bedding.