Postal Updates

Flooding forces USPS workers to deliver mail via wheelbarrow: Linn's Buzz

June 24, 2015 02:42 PM

  • 9News in Colorado reported on U.S. Postal Service mail carriers using wheelbarrows to deliver mail.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Making the delivery

Flooding in Jefferson County, CO, led to an impassable bridge, and in turn, U.S. Postal Service mail carriers resorting to unconventional delivery methods, according to  

Wheelbarrows, to be exact.

9News reports, "Mail carriers will be using the hand-propelled vehicles to deliver the letters and packages until the water recedes enough for the Trumbull Bridge to reopen, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said."

Watch 9News' video report.

2. Coast Guard stamp

"The official first-day ceremony for the United States Coast Guard commemorative forever stamp will be held Aug. 4 in Washington D.C."

3. Auction preview

"The upcoming public auction of the Confino family collection of United States stamps 1847-1933 is taking place at 1 p.m. on July 15, at Cherrystone Auction Galleries in New York City."

4. Joint issue

"A May 19 joint issue from Italy and Vatican City celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of John Bosco, also known as Don Bosco."

5. Hot topics

Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:

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