FedEx is checking hundreds of packages dumped in the Alabama Valley

Some FedEx packages in Alabama will not be positively delivered on time.

Between 300 and 400 FedEx packages were found Wednesday in a wooded valley near the small town of Hayden in North Alabama, Blount County Sheriff’s Office He said on his Facebook page.

Representatives guarded packages at the scene, about 30 miles north of Birmingham, until FedEx workers arrived to pick up the packages, Sheriff Mark Moon said. Associated Press. He said FedEx has dispatched several trucks and drivers from across the South to retrieve packages.

Pictures posted on the mayor’s office Facebook page showed workers on Thanksgiving Day retrieving packages that had been thrown toward the bottom of a wooded hill.

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The sheriff’s office continues to investigate why the packages were dumped in the valley, but did not respond to a request for an update on Saturday.

nearby resident Natasha Abney told ABC affiliate Birmingham WBMA TV That her neighbor found the boxes on his property. “I mean, it was just a river of boxes,” she said. “Some have been opened, others are not.”

In addition to recovering and delivering packages, FedEx is working with law enforcement on the investigation, the company said in a statement.

“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care,” FedEx said in a statement on Friday. We are reviewing this situation and will take appropriate action.

FedEx has asked customers about their shipments to track them FedEx website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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