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Danville post office closed, fails inspection

Monday - 12/2/2013, 2:51pm  ET

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Postal officials have closed the Danville Courthouse Postal Station after a safety and health inspection found suspected lead-based paint.

WDBJ-TV ( ) reports that the building failed the inspection because of the paint. It will remain closed until further notice.

A notice posted on the building says all mail and parcels will be removed on Monday. Customers must pick up their mail at the main Danville post office.

The post office says the inspection found chipping paint in back rooms that hadn't been painted since the 1970s. Crews are being brought in to address the problem.


Information from: WDBJ-TV,

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