Petersburg post office may reopen this Friday


September 20, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The post office's temporary base of operations at Petersburg Indian Association.

United States Postal Service officials estimate the Petersburg Post Office will reopen this Friday, Sept. 20. Officials had previously expected the post office to resume normal retail and PO box operations by this past weekend.

The Petersburg Post Office has now been closed since late Thurs., Sept. 13 after a package leaked mercury inside the facility, according to a statement issued by the United States Postal Service.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending operations at the Petersburg Post Office until the facility is deemed safe to reoccupy," according to the stat...

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