USPS packages, letters found strewn across freeway in Liberty County

Authorities rounded up mail found near the freeway in Liberty County.

HOUSTON – Dozens of packages and letters were dumped on the side of the freeway Monday night in Liberty County.

Police in Splendora received a call last night around 9 about U.S. Postal metal crates lying in the middle of the freeway. Officers found two crates about a mile apart from each other stuffed with priority mail.

Witnesses say the postal driver did not stop when the crates fell off.

Postal inspectors were called, and then deputies put the mail back into the containers and called a wrecker to haul it away.

USPS has issued this response to the incident:

“The sanctity and security of the mail, as well as the safety and well-being of both our customers and our employees, is of the utmost importance to the U.S. Postal Service. We can confirm that a contract driver did experience an incident where some mail fell from a trailer, but all mail was quickly retrieved, secured and taken to the N. Houston Processing and Distribution facility for processing.”

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