Historic Courthouse post office in Danville suspended over paint problem


The historic Courthouse post office on Main Street in Danville, Virginia, had its hours cut to four a day back in August.   The Danville P.O. wasn't part of POStPlan, but apparently reducing hours at post offices isn't limited to the 13,000 facilities on the POStPlan list.  Now the Danville post office is closing completely for an emergency suspension.  The reason?  Some paint, suspected of containing lead, was found in back rooms during a safety inspection.  The post office is located in a building owned by the Postal Service, which also houses the US District Court and the US Marshal’s Office.  No word yet if the whole building shut down or just the post office, and there's no indication the building is headed for sale.  Read more.