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  • USPS mailboxes littered a New Jersey highway Monday morning after a fender-bender on Interstate 280 in West Orange[hhmc]

  • Chopper 4 showed at least five large blue USPS mailboxes on the highway near the ramp for exit 9; USPS says they were empty and old[hhmc]

  • The highway was briefly shut down as authorities moved the mailboxes off to the side of the road; there was some rubbernecking in the area[hhmc]

At least a half-dozen USPS mailboxes — the big blue ones — were left in the middle of a New Jersey highway after a fender-bender Monday, authorities say.

Authorities say a tractor-trailer apparently rear-ended the truck that was carrying the USPS mailboxes, which were old, empty and being transported to turn into scrap. They fell off the truck on Interstate 280 eastbound, in West Orange, after the accident around 9 a.m.

An aerial view showed quite an unusual scene.

Chopper 4 showed at least five large blue USPS mailboxes on the highway near the ramp for exit 9. Some were tipped over or leaning precariously, others were open in the front — and papers or some similar sort of debris were in the road. A USPS spokesman said the mailboxes were originally from Livingston and had already been placed with new ones.

Illinois State Police

No injuries were reported. Chopper 4 showed a heavRead More – Source

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