LOCUST GAP - Postal officials announced Monday the Locust Gap Post Office will be temporarily closed because of a weather-related emergency.

It's believed water pipes in the building froze and may have burst, damaging the post office.

Until the situation is resolved, Locust Gap customers can pick up their mail at the Mount Carmel Post Office, 1 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Mail delivery isn't affected.

"Locust Gap customers can be assured we'll continue to provide the same level of service at the Mount Carmel Post Office while we work to resolve the emergency situation," said Mount Carmel Postmaster Curt Evert.

Locust Gap customers can call the Mount Carmel Post Office at 570-339-1300, with any questions.