Congress has failed to agree on how to reform the U.S. Postal Service, so Postmaster General Pat Donahoe announced the closings of more than 200 processing centers in two phases in two years, making overnight mail a thing of the past in many areas.
The Senate passed a reform measure, but the House measure stalled in committee.
The first phase of the processing closures will happen of two stages. Forty-eight plants will close this summer.
The Postal Service will then suspend consolidations during the busy mail period of the elections and holidays, and resume again in January, when 92 additional facilities will close.
Then phase two comes in during 2014, with 89 or more consolidations taking place, to bring the total number of consolidation to 229.
For a rundown and map, see www.savethepostoffice.com, HERE.
The center in North Platte is not on the list.