DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Postal Service says its decision to halt the closing of more than 3,700 post offices includes about 600 urban and suburban postal branch offices and satellite stations.
In many cities, those facilities serve as neighborhood post offices.
Last year, the agency announced that it was looking at closing as many as 252 mail-processing centers and 3,700 post offices -- including many in rural areas -- as part of a plan to save about $6.5 billion a year.
It backed off of the plan to close the 3,700 post offices last week, saying it would keep thousands of rural post offices open with shorter hours.
And today, the agency confirmed that about 600 branches and satellite stations in urban and suburban locations will also be kept open.
The Post Office has been struggling as people switch to email and other electronic forms of communication.
It says it will put forward a new plan later this week for the mail processing centers.