Ames fire crews use boat to rescue post office carrier from flooded mail truck

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June 15, 2018

A United States Postal Service worker was rescued by fire crews in Ames after the carrier truck was overcome by flood waters Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Ames Tribune.

Emergency responders paddled a raft to rescue the employee and a range of packages at the Grand Avenue overpass, as seen in a video captured by the Ames Tribune.

As much as 4 inches of rain had already accumulated in Ames by 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 inches more are expected, according to the National Weather Service.

U.S. Highway 69 was blocked in both directions Thursday morning from state Highway 210 near Huxley and U.S. 30 near Ames because of flash flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

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scott keller

The water looks to be only about knee deep and the carrier needed to be “rescued” by boat?.

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