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Danville post office to reopen next month

Sunday - 12/22/2013, 12:19am  ET

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Danville's post office will reopen in mid-January.

Postal officials told local media that repairs will be made after a safety and health inspection found suspected lead-based paint.

The inspection found chipping paint in back rooms that hadn't been painted since the 1970s.

The 81-year-old post office was closed earlier this month. Sarah Peck, a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, was quoted by the Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/1gNTdUp) as saying that his office was told the post office would open by Jan. 17.

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Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com


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