Operations are temporarily suspended for the New Prague Post Office due to security issues.
A notice was posted on the gateway to Saturday morning 23 March. Several postal workers were at the back of the parking lot along with New Prague Postmaster Jorg Lewis.
Lewis couldn't give much detail about the reason for the closure, saying that they considered the situation and more information would be released when they knew more.
While he was talking, a man wearing a dyeing suit and mask left the building to talk to him. Lewis said further details would come from a regional spokesperson.
A statement from the US postal service stated that mail and parcels that were inside the building at the time of closure could not be retrieved until an environmental specialist could assess the building and consider it safe for employees to enter.
During the closure, New Prague postal services have been moved to the Belle Plaine post office, located at 233 North Meridian St. Belle Plaine post office is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and 9 to 1