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Mail destroyed in postal fire

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Article Published: May. 22, 2013 | Modified: May. 22, 2013
Mail destroyed in postal fire


A tractor-trailer transporting mail for the U.S. Postal Service struck a barrier along Interstate 64 in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday morning, causing the truck to flip and become engulfed in flames.

The contract driver was not injured, but the majority of the First Class Mail and Priority Mail items were destroyed. Officials said the truck contained mail tendered in Louisville but destined for areas served by processing plants in Greensboro and Raleigh.

Customers expecting postal mail or packages from the Louisville area, who think their mail may have been affected, should call the Postal Service call center at (800) 275-8777 for further assistance.

If a package was insured, a claim can be filed online at http://www.usps.com/insuranceclaims/online/welcome.htm. Customers may also pick up a PS Form 1000 at their local post office.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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