Bowlus Post Office Closed Indefinitely Due to Health Concerns

Bowlus Post Office Closed Indefinitely Due to Health Concerns Photo: Kirsten Swanson/KSTP

September 02, 2018 04:01 PM

The Bowlus, Minnesota, Post Office is closed until further notice due to safety and health concerns, the United States Postal Service announced Sunday.

"The structure contains visual evidence of water damages on walls, ceilings, building materials or floor coverings promoting microbial growth with evidence of deterioration in walls or windows," USPS strategic communications specialist Kristy Anderson said.

Advertisement

While the Bowlus office is closed, postal services for the area have been moved to the Royalton Post Office. Residents can still drop outgoing mail in the Bowlus collection box, USPS said.


More from KSTP

Downtown Minneapolis Post Office Will Remain Closed for 'Several Months' Following Fire

Chaska Post Office Mailbox Broken Into, Police Say


The health concerns were discovered during a full facility assessment, according to USPS. Anderson said a third-party firm will evaluate the facility. The Bowlus Post Office is a leased facility, so USPS will work with the landlord to facilitate repairs.

"At this time, it is unknown when services will resume at the Bowlus facility," a release from USPS stated.

Credits

Anthony Brousseau

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Minnesota man survives 2 nights in blizzard; Doctors diagnose his cancer while in hospital

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

US Army Corps of Engineers start ice measurements in preparation for summer shipping season

KSTP Sports 2019 Girls State Hockey Tourney Central

New Crisis Response Unit in Washington County helps answer mental health crisis calls

Department of Health investigating cases of Legionnaires' disease in NW Minnesota

Advertisement