Morris Mail May Be Lost in Truck Fire

State agency working to help residents whose mail never made it to government offices.

The state Department of Treasury is working to assist residents in many Morris County towns whose mail, sent to government offices between Sept. 7 and Sept. 10, burned in a truck fire last month, according to NorthJersey.com.

Affected ZIP codes begin with 070 to 076, 078, 079, 088 and 089. 

All of the mail that was on the truck on Sept. 11 was destroyed in the accident near Hightstown on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver collided with another truck. The driver of the truck carrying the mail was killed, NorthJersey.com reported.

Read the full story from NorthJersey.com here.

While Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains ZIP codes begin with 070, Morristown Postmaster Ken Benaquista said the Ridgedale Avenue main office has not received any complaints yet from residents about mail that did not reach its destination.

"There's nothing that I have heard of as of yet," he said.

Bill Quinn, spokesman for the state Deptartment of Treasury, said, "We're making arrangements to try to help out people whose mail was destroyed in this unfortunate fire."

"If people had payments that were due, we're extending the deadline on that until at least Oct. 15," he said.

Karen Spitzner October 03, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Typo in this article.....Morristown and Morris Plains zip codes begin with 079, not 070.


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