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West Branch left out in cold with no Post Office

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WEST BRANCH (KWWL) -- There will be no temporary post office set-up in West Branch.

The town's post office closed this week to install a new heating sytem at its building and won't reopen for three to four weeks.

At a sometimes boisterous meeting Wednesday, the regional manager for the U.S. Post Office reassured people the post office will reopen. But said in the meantime people in West Branch will have to drive 30-minutes to Iowa City for mail services. That upset the crowd of about 100 as the closing comes during the holiday rush and at a time when December snow and ice can turn that 30-minute drive into a two-hour one.

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