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Juneau postal clerks brought in to help with Skagway mail

JUNEAU -- A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says the agency has sent a couple clerks from Juneau to help ease staffing problems at the Skagway post office.

Ernie Swanson says there had been issues with two clerks at the Skagway office being absent or unavailable to work. He says he believes the staffing issues have been addressed with the decision to bring in the Juneau clerks.

Swanson could not say how long the Juneau clerks would be in Skagway, which also has an acting postmaster. He says there should be no service disruptions in Juneau as a result of the change.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday asked Skagway residents to report any service disruptions or other concerns with the Skagway office to a special email address.