This weekend, New Prague residents found out that their post office had closed suddenly.
According to a news release from the U.S. Postal Service, operations at the location — which is at 124 Main St. E — have been temporarily suspended “due to safety concerns with the building.
The “why” is left vague, with the USPS saying an “environmental specialist” will have to inspect the building before postal employees can enter it again.
As the New Prague Times reports, a man in a hazmat suit was seen coming out of the building while New Prague Postmaster Jorg Lewis was speaking to reporters.
Safety Concerns Force New Prague MN Post Office to Temporarily Relocate to Belle Plain Post Office located at 233 N Meridian St. Hours M-F 8:30A–4:30P Sa 9:00A–11A pic.twitter.com/GzdJcqVb8p
— USPS Minnesota & Western Wisconsin (@USPSMinnesota) March 23, 2019