Mail truck slides off road into swamp

WOODHULL TWP. — Some mail got delivered late Wednesday, after a Postal Service truck based at the Perry Post Office slid on ice and ended up on its side in a swamp Wednesday morning.

No one was injured and the truck was barely damaged.

At about 10:45 a.m., a letter carrier driving south on Shaftsburg Road encountered icy conditions. She pulled over to the right side of the road, and gained traction on dirt along the shoulder. Then she over-corrected to the left, and traveled about 50 feet and off the road and into a muddy swamp, Postmaster Michael Kost said Wednesday.

The letter carrier called for help. Michigan State Police came, along with paramedics who checked out her medical condition. She was fine, Kost said.

The mail wasn’t.

About 75 percent of the letters to be delivered on her route Wednesday were scattered inside the vehicle. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, three letter carriers were out finishing the route, Kost said.

A few pieces of mail landed in the swamp and were being dried off with a plan to deliver them today, he said.

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