Rural Post Offices May See Relief, Says USPS

Many of the 3700 rural post offices targeted for closure last year might get a reprieve. The United States Postal Service has come up with a new plan that could keep rural post offices open throughout the country.

The plan now is for the post offices to stay open with reduced hours. A post office typically open for eight hours a day could be reduced to only six, four, or even two hours a day. This announcement comes after a public outcry that overwhelmingly insisted the rural offices stay open. Some areas that are reduced to four- or two-hour days may still be considered village post offices where postal services are set up inside another business.

Tyner, Leiters Ford, and De Long in our area were announced as three possible closure sites.