IPSWICH, SD –
It could be months before the U.S. Postal Service reopens the post office building in a northeast South Dakota town.
The USPS has been offering service in Ipswich through temporary means since a problem with its rental building made it a safety hazard. During open hours, you’ll find a line of people outside a post office on wheels in the town.
"It’s unusual," Beverly Kilber said. "But it’s better than driving 50 miles to get our mail."
That’s what people with a post office box were first doing after the post office closed its doors and they had to drive to Aberdeen. A leaking roof and other damage lead to the closure. The USPS sent the mobile unit to town earlier this month.
Read more: KELOLAND.com | Post Office Problems.