Latest Information:
Local & Regional
8:54 am
Sun August 2, 2009

Post Offices to Close

Oklahoma City, OK – 8 Oklahoma post offices may close


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Eight post offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are targeted for closure as the U.S. Postal Service tries to offset a $12 billion loss for this fiscal year.

Dave Lewin, regional spokesman, says the list includes six stations in Oklahoma City.

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to save $6 billion to cut its losses, Lewin said, and also is freezing new hires and administrative salaries and halting construction projects.

The Washington Post reports that the Postal Service's plan is likely to affect 677 post offices across the country and that 200 would be closed or consolidated.

Lewin says the list was developed in June and should be finalized late this month.

He says a public comment period will follow before any stations are closed.

___

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.