USPS: No rush to open Iola and Kurten post offices

Postal customers in Brazos and Grimes counties are driving to pick up their mail after some post offices closed due to flood damage.

GRIMES & BRAZOS COUNTY - The U.S. Postal Service says they will not rush reopening the Iola and Kurten post offices. Both locations have been closed since flooding occurred in May.

At least 200 people who have rented boxes at the offices, are now advised to travel to North Zulch to pick up their mail.
 
Customers we spoke with today are fed up with the commute.
 
"You have to drive ten miles up here and ten miles down," said Leola Rice, an Iola resident. "I'm on a fixed income and it costs money every time I drive down here. "
 
USPS is asking customers to remain patient. They do not want to let anyone inside either building until they know it is safe. 
 
No timeline for either post office opening has been released.
 

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