Residents in the New Prague area will no longer have to commute the 14 miles to Belle Plaine to pick up mail from their P.O. Box beginning today. In a press release emailed late last night, the post office is expected to be back open for business beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. 

On Saturday, March 23rd New Prague area postal services were temporarily relocated to Belle Plaine due to a safety concern 'which arose during replacement of the flooring.'  The release went on to state that 'out of an abundance of caution, a thorough environmental cleaning of the facility was completed to ensure it is safe for both our customers and employees.'

According to the New Prague Times, during the sudden closure, there was a period of time that any mail and packages that were inside the building were 'deemed unretrievable' until employees were able to enter the building 'safely'.