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Posted at 8:06 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Postal workers injured by overnight storms

By Ed O'Keefe


A damaged mail truck is loaded onto a tow truck, framed by the broken window of another damaged postal vehicle at the Brentwood facility. (Michael S. Williamson/Post)

Updated 9:29 a.m. ET
Overnight storms caused minor injuries for two postal workers and blew the windows out of more than 120 mail vehicles at the U.S. Postal Service's Curseen-Morris Mail Processing Facility in Washington.

The facility was evacuated for about 30 minutes overnight at approximately 12:40 a.m., said spokeswoman Deborah Yackley. The building has reopened after sustaining damage in the northwest corner of the structure.

The two workers were treated at a local hospital and released and expected to take a few days off, she said.

The facility will borrow vehicles from locations in Maryland and Virginia while the damaged vehicles are repaired, she said.

The massive building processes most of Washington's mail and is named for postal workers Joseph Curseen and Timothy Morris, who died from anthrax exposure at the site in 2001.

The storms are also wreaking havoc on Washington's Wednesday morning commute.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 17, 2010; 8:06 AM ET
Categories:  Postal Service  
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