Iowa postal workers hailed for drying out soggy mail

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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Central Iowa residents have praised their postal workers for finding a way to deliver the mail after floodwater swallowed a semitrailer truck carrying letters across the state this spring.

Letters from the truck that was submerged in Prairie Creek near Des Moines on May 30 were delivered in early June with a note of explanation. The driver of the submerged semitrailer, Dwayne Michael, 70, of Granger, was rescued by law enforcement officers.

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