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Walla Walla Post Office joins Marcus Whitman in emergency closures


September 21, 2023

WALLA WALLA - Monday afternoon, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced the temporary closure of the Walla Walla main post office located at 128 N. Second Avenue. This closure is just the latest in a string of events that began last week with a report of strong odors of volatile chemicals emanating from the basement of the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, Walla Walla Fire Department (WWFD) investigators responding to the Marcus Whitman were able to link the odors to a concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which led to the immediate evac...

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