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Postal outlets in Va. considered for closure

Tuesday - 7/26/2011, 2:44pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - More than 90 U.S. Postal Service retail outlets in Virginia are being considered for closure.

The outlets are among 3,653 local offices, branches and stations across the nation that will be reviewed for possible closing. The Postal Service released the list of outlets Tuesday.

Outlets in Virginia include six in Richmond, three in Norfolk, and two each in Alexandria, Roanoke and Hampton.

Coming under review doesn't necessarily mean an office will close. The Postal Service announced in January that it was reviewing 1,400 offices for closing. So far, 280 have been closed and 200 have finished the review process and will remain open.

The Postal Service lost $8 billion last year.


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