Postal workers save letters from submerged truck

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Postal workers still found a way to deliver the mail even after floodwaters swallowed a semitrailer truck carrying letters across Iowa this spring.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/12F1W2U ) that letters from the truck that was submerged in Prairie Creek near Des Moines on May 30 were delivered in early June with a note of explanation.

Postal Service spokesman Richard Watkins says workers at a processing center in Des Moines worked through a weekend to recover and dry out more than 350,000 first-class letters from the truck.

Jeanine Strodtman of Ames says she was grateful to receive the water-damaged mail from her grandson that the postal service delivered late.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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