Lewiston, NY Post Office Evacuated

The post office in Lewiston, New York, had to be evacuated Wednesday morning, after a noxious odor appeared. Seven employees had to be hospitalized and reported feeling a burning sensation in their eyes and mouth. WIVB reports that a parcel leaked an unknown material that spread the noxious odor. It’s not clear if the incident was intentional or accidental. Lewiston is located in Niagara County, next to Niagara Falls and 25 miles north of Buffalo.

Amidon’s New Post Office

The post office in tiny Amidon, North Dakota, is closing its doors after its lease was not renewed. The Dickinson Press reports that residents have simply chosen to replace the post office with a collection box, where they can pick up their mail. Amidon is located in southwestern North Dakota and is the county seat of Slope County. With a population of only 20 people, it is the second-smallest county seat in the United States.

Virginia Mail Stolen

Residents of Clifton Forge, Virginia, reported that some mail has gone missing. After an investigation, an “unauthorized individual” was found to have been stealing the mail as it was being transported between post offices. WBDJ reports that 250 pieces of stolen mail have been recovered and criminal prosecution is pending. Clifton Forge is located in western Virginia, in Alleghany County.

Truck Crashes into Maine Post Office

Another vehicle strikes a post office building. This time a pickup truck crashed into the post office in St. Agatha, Maine. The Bangor Daily News reports that the building suffered damage and needs significant repairs. The driver reportedly suffered a medical issue, causing the crash. St. Agatha is in the far reaches of northern Maine in Aroostook County, just about 5 miles from the Canadian border.

Hurricane Causes Headaches for Florida Mail Delivery

The postal service has temporarily stopped mail delivery to a neighborhood in southside Jacksonville, Florida, after damage from Hurricance Hermine. WTLV in Jacksonville reports that residents in the Sans Pareli community have not had mail delivery for 2 weeks, since the storm blew through. There was a downed tree near the 200 or so mailboxes and the postal service deemed it too dangerous to remove the mail. However, a resident forked over the money to remove the tree and the postal service now says mail delivery will resume immediately.