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USPS keeping up with the holiday demand

Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 19:28:10-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Post Offices are handling more than 2 million parcels this holiday season. Volumes are double from just five years ago and more than 12 percent over last year.

Nationwide, more than 611 million pieces of mail will be entered into the system on Wednesday, December 18, that‘s 7,000 a second.

More than 5,200 packages are shipping out of the Cheyenne Mountain USPS Office each day leading up to Christmas Day.

It's all thanks to seasonal workers and postal workers extending their hours.

"We have people working around the clock at several of our post offices. Last year, we delivered 19 million pieces in Colorado alone. This year, we expect another record-breaking season of 20 million packages," said Erica Moss from USPS Customer Service Support.

Here are some important Christmas Day shipping deadlines for you: You have until Friday, December 20 to send first-class cards and letters. Saturday, December 21st is the deadline for Priority Mail and Monday, December 23 for Priority Mail Express.