Letter carrier and mail truck rescued from flooded overpass in Ames Iowa

A United States Postal Service worker was rescued by fire crews in Ames after the carrier truck was overcome by flood waters Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Ames Tribune.

Emergency responders paddled a raft to rescue the employee and a range of packages at the Grand Avenue overpass, as seen in a video captured by the Ames Tribune.

Texas Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House

For nearly a week now, an Azle man hasn’t had any mail delivered to his home and he wanted to know why.

Turns out the post office thinks his house is too dangerous to deliver to.

Now he’s ready to fight. It’s been a frustrating walk to the mailbox for the past week. “No mail,” said Glenda Matlock. “No mail again,” added her husband Johnny Wayne Matlock.

No mail since a new postal delivery driver popped a tire when she pulled onto the grass and hit the Matlocks’ “sprinkler protection system.”

Source: Azle Man Fighting Back After Postal Service Stops Delivering to His House – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Zip Code Day Celebrated On Chicago’s North Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — All the zip codes in Chicago start with 606. As a date, that would be June 6th.

On the northwest side, one of the zip codes is 60618.

That lines up with the date and year.

So the folks at the Daniel Doffyn Post Office are celebrating this quirk of the calendar with Zip Code Day.

A special postmark, stamped by hand  in the 60618 on Wednesday, complete with Mr. Zip, a cartoon character dating back to the 1960s.

“If we didn’t have no zip code there would be no system,” said Martin Allen Jones, who’s been delivering mail for almost 35 years. The past 30 years in the 60618 zip code.

Source: Zip Code Day Celebrated On Chicago’s North Side « CBS Chicago