TheU.S. Postal Servicewill close the Roanoke's mail sorting center.
Postal officials met with employees earlier Wednesday evening.
Several union representatives with knowledge tells WDBJ7 the mail sorting plant in Roanoke is closing but we haven't received confirmation from the U.S. Postal Service.
There is no date on when the mail sorting center would close, but we're told it wouldn't happen before May 15.
By closing the Roanoke sorting facility, your mail would be sorted in Greensboro North Carolina and then sent back to Roanoke for delivery.
That means the Roanoke postmark will no longer exist and it will most likely take longer to get your mail.
The U.S. Postal Service is proposing closing 250 mail sorting facilities across the country.
The Roanoke closure would impact about 500 employees.
But at this point it's unclear when exactly the sorting facility would close and we're still waiting for confirmation from the U.S. Postal Service.
A representative for American Postal Union Local 482 in Roanoke tells WDBJ's Justin McLeod there will be a meeting between union reps and the district manager for the Roanoke Post Office at 4:45 P.M.
There will then be a meeting with employees at the mail sorting facility at 5 P.M.
It is unclear what the announcement will be.
We know the Postal Service has been studying a plan to close the mail sorting facility in Roanoke.
Instead the mail would be sent to a sorting facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then back to Roanoke for delivery
If the closure is approved, it would impact about 500 employees in Roanoke.
Stay tuned to wdbj7.com and News 7 at five and six for the latest details.