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Columbia - The Gateway District office is threatening to shut down the only mail facility in Mid-Missouri.

The shutdown of the facility, located at the Columbia Regional Airport, could force up to 120 employees out of a job.

Right now, local mail is able to get out to Mid-Missouri residents the day after it is sent. Shutting down the facility will cause a two-three day delay because the mail will be sent to St. Louis or Kansas City for processing and distribution. After the mail is processed there, it will take at least a day to return to Mid-Missouri.

The Gateway District office will hold a public input meeting on Tuesday April 2nd at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.