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Holiday Post Office Delivery
DAYTON -- Monday was the busiest mailing day of the year.
The U.S. Postal Service estimates it processed more than 600 million pieces of mail in just one day.
Mailboxes are overflowing with Christmas cards and packages, and the Postal Service had all hands on deck to make sure they get to their destinations on time.
Long lines are a familiar site in post office lobbies, and postal workers came out from behind the counters to help customers get things wrapped up and addressed correctly to save time.
Nearly 15 billion cards and letters and 420 million packages will be processed through Christmas Day, and the Monday before is always their busiest day of the year.
Postal Service Supervisor Terri Banks says, "Monday because everyone did their holiday shopping over the weekend on their days off. And because now is the time when you need to decide 'if I don't get it in the mail now it may not make it for Christmas.'"
Two- to three-day Priority Mail could took a little bit longer right now, so some customers may have to shell out the extra money for guaranteed overnight delivery.
Here are some important deadlines from the Postal Service:
- Tuesday, December 17, is the last day to guarantee your mail gets to military service members
- Friday, December 20, is the deadline for First-Class mail
- Saturday, December 21, is the deadline for priority mail.
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