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Post office preparing for busiest day of the year

4 years ago December 17, 2010 Dec 17, 2010 Friday, December 17 2010 Friday, December 17, 2010 11:48:27 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The post office is bracing for its busiest day of the year on Monday.

The agency's busiest day is traditionally the Monday before Christmas as people mail cards and packages they prepared over the weekend.

Postal officials expect 800 million pieces of mail to be handled on Monday, 40 percent more than the average daily volume.

"There's still time to mail greeting cards and ship presents," Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said in a statement.

"If customers get their cards and packages to us by Tuesday, Dec. 21, we'll get them delivered by Christmas."

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