Postal Service Considering Closings

September 15, 2011 Updated Sep 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM EDT

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September 15, 2011 Updated Sep 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - The future of the William Street post office in Buffalo is in doubt. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue unveiled his comprehensive plan Thursday morning in Washington. It appears they are targeting distribution and processing centers across the country.

The U.S. Postal Service plans to conduct a study of the Buffalo Processing and Distribution Center to examine the feasibility of consolidating its operations into the Rochester location. This Area Mail Processing study, involves a review of the mail processing and transportation operations to determine capacity needs within the postal network in order to increase efficiency and improve productivity.

The study, which is expected to be completed in early 2012, comes as the Postal Service faces one of the most difficult challenges in its history.

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