The aftermath of the collapse of the Jamesport Post Office on Wednesday morning. (Shearwood Crossing photo)

 

UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. Aug. 20,2020: A Jamesport city official says mail delivery has begun today. Mail that was in the collapsed building has yet to be retrieved. Mobile postal units are being brought in for residents to receive and send mail, according to a U.S. Postal Service spokesman.

JAMESPORT, Mo. — The aged Jamesport Post Office collapsed early Wednesday morning, also damaging an adjacent business.

Daviess County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they were on the scene, which was still active, as of noon.

According to initial reports, one wall of the post office building gave way around 9 a.m., causing the front and north side of the structure to collapse. The brick building made a loud, creaking sound, alerting a worker to back away before it collapsed, according to one eyewitness.

The implosion also damaged that was D&M Treasure, an adjacent building, according to witnesses. Police and fire departments have blocked off the area. Currently, there are no reports of injuries.

The Sheriff’s office could provide no further information. Jamesport Fire Department has not yet responded to queries.