Ivan Still Hampering Mail Service

Neither rain, sleet, snow nor gloom of night may keep the mail carriers from their appointed rounds, but hurricanes are another matter.

It's been more than seven months after since they were battered by Hurricane Ivan.

Postal Service spokesman John Breckenridge says rumors have persisted that service to Pensacola Beach had been permanently discontinued because of the September storm. She says that's not so.

Temporary mail pickup locations are set up for the Santa Rosa Island cities of Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach in nearby mainland communities. They will remain open until full service can be restored to the island.

Delivery will resume May second to some condominiums and businesses at Pensacola Beach and to homes at Navarre Beach.