TEXOMA-At least two of our area post offices could be shutting their doors for good.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it plans to close almost 3,700offices. Most of them are in small communities across the country, among the possible closures, Platter and Kenefic in Bryan County and Swink, in Choctaw County.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the closings are necessary to shore up a $20-billion budget gap.
"If we only change the retiree health benefit payment and nothing else changes, we're out of cash by next August. It's that simple," he said.
The Postal Service said most of the offices it plans to close have average sales of less than $50 a day.
The closings are expected to begin within the next four to six months with the first shutting its doors by January. As many as 4,500 employees might be let go.