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USPS studying Tyler for possible shut down

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Thursday, the US Postal Service released a list of nearly 250 facilities that could be shut down as early as next year -- one of those is right here in Tyler, TX.

The US Postal Service says the East Texas facility handles more than 100,000 items each day--processing packages, parcels, ingoing and outgoing mail.

The East Texas facility serves somewhere between 50 to 60 thousand customers, and  has done so for many years.

But those years of service could soon come to an end. Starting Monday, USPS will spend four months studying this facility's efficiency, including the evaluation of transportation costs, impact of customers, and the impact on employees.

The USPS says massive losses in revenue are giving them no choice but to start closing doors. It's an issue they say is traced all the way back to Washington.

"If we're going to return to profitability then we've got to allow legislation that allows us to be flexible in the way we manage this organization, specifically the legislation now to move from six to five days," says Postmaster General Patrick Donahue.

We're told if the Tyler facility is closed, USPS would try to relocate employees before putting them out of a job.

The Postal Service also says, if the Tyler facility is closed, they don't anticipate customers seeing any changes in their current service.

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