(SALINA, Kan.) — The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday it plans to close the mail processing center in Salina and six others in Kansas after May 15.
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Brian Sperry, a postal service spokesman, said the decision to close the seven Kansas facilities and 252 nationwide is part of a plan to eliminate overnight mail and save the postal service money.
Under the plan, mail from Salina, Hays, Dodge City and Hutchinson would be processed in Wichita; Liberal's mail would be processed in Amarillo, Texas; mail from Colby would be processed in North Platte, Neb.; and mail from Topeka would be processed in Kansas City, Missouri.
The plan also eliminates local overnight mail; mail would take two to three days to be delivered.
"We lost $5.5 billion last year," Sperry said. "We expect to lose $14 billion this year. We can't keep doing business as usual."