If you’re trying to call the Nashville Post Office this morning, you may want to stop in instead.

The post office’s dry sprinkler system compressor quit working overnight and pipes filled with water, causing a fire alarm to go off outside.


“There’s nothing we can do about the bell ringing,” Postmaster Debbie Wood said.

When the fire alarm goes off, the phone lines are shut off as a precaution and the local fire department is notified, Wood said.

The post office is currently without Internet and phone.

“We’re not ignoring anyone,” Wood said.

The post office will only be able to sell stamps until the sprinkler system is fixed.

Maintenance workers were on scene this morning and Koorsen Fire and Security was en route to work on the system.

There are water leaks in the back of the post office, but nothing has been damaged so far, Wood said.

The hope is to have the issue fixed today, she said.

Mail will be delivered as normal today.

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Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.