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Postal official says closure won't slow delivery

Friday - 4/12/2013, 8:09am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A U.S. Postal Service official says the closure of a processing center in Hampton Roads shouldn't slow mail delivery in the region.

The service announced last week that it will begin shifting a Norfolk processing center's work to a facility near Richmond.

Postal agency spokeswoman Monica Coachman Robbs tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/YOLv2I ) that the "delivery standard" for a piece of first-class mail sent from Norfolk to Virginia Beach is one day. She says that will not change.

Michele Wright, local president of the American Postal Workers Union, has said it would be impossible to maintain delivery times. The union opposes the closure.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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