(WMC-TV) – Dozens of mail trucks were stuck in South Memphis for hours Saturday afternoon with nowhere to unload.
The holiday rush nearly doubled the mail coming through at the Memphis United States Postal Service processing center.
Some drivers took cat naps as they waited to unload Christmas mail. At one point, the line to unload regional Priority Mail was three miles long.
“This is the first time we’ve ever been backed up 12 hours,” said one truck driver.
David Walton with the USPS said the closure of three West Tennessee post offices in January were not to blame for the long lines.