Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busiest Day of the Year

Fox News in Washington, D.C. reports that yesterday was the busiest day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service.

Wisdom Martin files this report, "It's 11 days before Christmas, and the crowds at the Post Office know they are running out of time...Post Office officials say they will get about 60 million pieces of mail on Monday alone. That's 30 percent more than a regular day, and that's just in the D.C. metro area... Nationwide between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the postal service will deliver more than 19 billion letters, packages, and cards.

He goes on to say, "To make sure everything is delivered, some offices have extended hours. Some have hired part-time workers, but with the down economy, they didn't bring in as many this year. But postal officials say none of that will affect customer service. Nationwide, the Post Office expects to process 839 million pieces of mail. They recommend you send packages by the following dates:

December 16: Parcel Post
December 21: First-Class Mail
December 21: Priority Mail
December 23: Express Mail

Click here to read his full report and watch a view video.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM