Alaska post offices open Monday in wake of quake; Santa mail won't be stopped

Santa receiving mail from children despite earthquake disruptions. USPS photo.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Despite many closures to retail businesses and state offices, the mail will go on in the wake of one of Alaska's largest quakes near populated areas.

That's according to officials with the United States Post Office in Alaska, who said in a release Monday that "no quake can shake our service."

The quake came on Nov. 30, in the midst of what the USPS calls "Peak Season" for mail service ahead of the holiday season.

“We are ready to serve our customers through Peak Season,” said Alaska District Manager Ron Haberman. “All systems are go and our employees are eager to make this a holiday season to remember.”

Included in the continued service Monday, Haberman said, is the so-called "Santa Mail," which will continue following the quake to deliver children's letters to Santa.

"And as a comfort to all children around the world, the hundreds of thousands of cards and letters destined to Santa Claus have not had any delay," USPS wrote in a statement.

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