Mail will take a few days longer to hit Lansing area mailboxes next spring after the U.S. Postal Service moves its processing operation from Lansing to Grand Rapids.

Nearly half of the mail that now shows up at the Collins Road facility and is delivered throughout Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties in about one day will take about three days when the Lansing site is closed as early as April 2015.

Once the Collins Road center closes, about 44 percent of first class mail will be delivered locally in three days and another 35 percent will arrive in two days, with large volumes of mail taking longest to arrive.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.