Jul 28, 2014

Local Mail May Be Lost in Truck Fire

State agency working to help residents whose mail never made it to government offices.

Local Mail May Be Lost in Truck Fire

The state Department of Treasury is working to assist residents in many Bergen County towns whose mail, sent to government offices between Sept. 7 and Sept. 10, burned in a truck fire last month, according to NorthJersey.com.

Affected zip codes begin with 070 to 076, 078, 079, 088 and 089.

All of the mail that was on the truck on Sept. 11 was destroyed in the accident near Hightstown on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver collided with another truck. The driver of the truck carrying the mail was killed, NorthJersey.com reported.

Read the full story from NorthJersey.com here.

While Hasbrouck Heights' zip code begins with 076, the local post office has not reported complaints from residents about lost mail.

As of Tuesday, the USPS Consumer Affairs Office have not received any inquiries about lost mail, according to George Flood, the postal service's regional spokesperson. But concerned customers may call 800-275-8777 to report lost mail, he said.

Patch will have updates on this story.

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