Petersburg post office shut down due to hazardous material incident


September 20, 2018

The post office's temporary base of operations at PIA.

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Post Office has been closed since Thursday after a package leaked mercury inside of the facility, according to a statement issued by the United States Postal Service.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending operations at the Petersburg Post Office until the facility is deemed safe to reoccupy," according to the statement.

Though the amount of mercury that has been leaked is not considered dangerous, the post office was closed to preserve the safety and security of post office employees and customers and the mailstream, according to the st...

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