(CNN) – Hundreds of FedEx packages were discovered dumped in a ravine Wednesday in Blount County, Alabama, about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, according to the local sheriff’s office.
Valley sheriffs responded to private property Wednesday afternoon, discovering between 300 and 400 FedEx packages of varying sizes that appeared to have been dumped in the valley, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook statement.
“We hope to have some answers soon,” the office said.
The mayor’s office said the FedEx area manager responded to the scene, and that the company “sent several trucks and drivers from across the South” who prepared to begin loading packages at dawn Thursday.
An update from the mayor’s office Thursday morning reported that officials are “making a difference” in clean-up and recovery efforts.
In a statement to CNN, FedEx said, “The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are committed to treating our customers’ packages with the utmost care.”
“We are taking steps to recover and transport the damaged packages as soon as possible,” the statement said. “In addition to cooperating with law enforcement authorities, we are conducting a review of this situation and will take appropriate action.”
CNN’s Dakin Andoni contributed to this report.