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USPS to cease 3 Va. mail processing operations

Thursday - 2/23/2012, 12:03pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. - The U.S. Postal Service plans to cease mail processing operations in Norfolk, Lynchburg and Roanoke and move the work to other facilities.

The Postal Service announced the changes Thursday.

Dates for the consolidations haven't been set. A moratorium on postal closings or consolidations remains in effect until May 15.

Mail processing operations handled by the Norfolk center will be moved to a facility in Sandston. The Lynchburg and Roanoke operations will be transferred to a facility in Greensboro, N.C.

The Postal Service says the consolidations won't affect retail and business units in Norfolk, Lynchburg and Roanoke.

The changes are contingent on pending rulemaking for a proposed revision of service standards.

The Postal Service says first-class mail volume has dropped by 25 percent since 2006.

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