An Alabama sheriff was on Friday making an attempt to determine how a whole lot of FedEx packages ended up dumped within the woods.
An estimated 300 to 400 packages of assorted sizes have been present in a ravine close to the small city of Hayden on Wednesday, the Blount county sheriff mentioned.
Deputies have been despatched to protect the scene till FedEx employees might choose up the packages, Sheriff Mark Moon mentioned. FedEx despatched a number of vehicles and drivers from throughout the south to load up, Moon mentioned.
Images posted on the sheriff’s Facebook page present the packages strewn in regards to the forest and piled on the backside of a wooded hillside.
Natasha Abney advised WBMA-TV her neighbor had discovered the containers on his property.
“I imply, it was only a river of containers,” Abney mentioned. “Some busted open, some not.”
It wasn’t clear why the packages have been within the ravine, the sheriff mentioned, however he hoped to have some solutions quickly.
“The safety of our prospects’ shipments is a prime precedence and we’re dedicated to treating our prospects’ packages with the utmost care,” the Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx mentioned in an announcement.
“We’re taking steps to recuperate and transport the affected packages as rapidly as potential,” the corporate mentioned.
“Along with cooperating with legislation enforcement, we’re conducting a assessment of this case and can take the suitable motion.”
The location the place the packages have been discovered is about 30 miles north of Birmingham.