By Staff
Chinook Observer 

Long Beach Post Office closed for investigation


Last updated 12/14/2022 at 12:29pm

Staff photo, Chinook Observer

The Long Beach Post Office remained closed and taped off to the public this Tuesday.

LONG BEACH - A hazardous materials specialist is expected to investigate the mystery of what's going on at the Long Beach Post Office, which remained closed and taped off to the public as of noon Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The Long Beach facility, which serves as a distribution point for some other peninsula-area offices, is deep into the pre-holiday rush but was locked up throughout the day Monday.

"The Long Beach Post Office has been temporarily closed due to a utility leak," Lecia Hall, a strategic communications specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, said Monday afternoon. "Currently, there is no information on a reopening time or date, but operations will resume as soon as it is safe to do so."

Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene Monday morning to secure the premises. The department determined that a propane leak was not the cause of symptoms reportedly experienced by office workers.

On Tuesday morning, Hall said, "As the Fire Department has not pinpointed a cause at this time, we are working on options for our customers."

LBVFD Chief Kyle Jewell said Tuesday morning that his department isn't involved with ongoing followup. "It's on them now. They have a hazmat person coming down to check it out."

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