A reversal by the U.S. Postal Service on proposed closures of rural post offices won’t have any effect on Springfield’s mail processing center… at least not yet.
Talks are still continuing about the fate of the Cook Street center and more than 200 jobs that could be phased out or moved to St. Louis.
The Postal Service could begin implementing that closure as early as next week. But postal officials did announce Wednesday that they won’t shut thousands of rural post offices, although their hours of operation could be reduced.