Nebraska’s largest city is losing another post office branch. U-S
Postal Service spokesman in Omaha, Roger Humphries says the location at
16th and Vinton Streets will be closing January 14th.
“There are several postal locations within a mile or two and with the
close proximity to these offices, we felt we could close the station and
continue to provide effective mail service to those impacted.”
Humphries says that station was only open two hours a day, Monday
through Friday. He says one year ago, many more branches were expected
“Last year we were looking at eight locations and we pared that down to
three so at this time, station “a” is the remaining station that has not
been slated to close.”
Humphries says they are streamlining operations to save money.
“We will be saving about 50-thousand dollars a year at this location and
the employee affected will be absorbed into the operation.”
Humphries says these moves are necessary as the Postal Service continues
“We have unprecedented losses in revenue and mail volume so we are in a
fiscal crisis and we must take action to reduce the size of retail and
Humphries says they still plan to close the doors on the 30th and
Leavenworth station on November 26th.