It’s The Busiest Time of the Year at Shady Grove Post Office (VIDEO& PHOTOS)

Employees at the United States Postal Services (USPS) processed more than 600 million pieces of mail on Dec. 20 and projecting nearly 16 billion cards and letters and 750 million packages this holiday season.  This is an estimated 12 percent increase in package volume compared to last year’s holiday season, according to a news release.

“We’ve seen almost a triple increase in volume,” said Dupree Cypress, manager of distribution, United States Postal Service (USPS). “Last night we’ve canceled almost 1.8 million pieces of mail in one single day.”

The reason for the increase in mail is due to the holiday season and customers mailing gifts to family and friends. To put 1. 8 million pieces of mail in perspective, USPS employees say roughly 300,000 pieces of mail are processed daily on average.

“People put their love and cards in our hands. It’s our responsibility to see that we carry it home for them,” said Daniel Downs, senior manager, United States Postal Service. “It really means a lot to me get everything out on time and get it in their hands by Christmas Eve.”

Dec. 20 was the last day that customers could mail out their holiday gifts to ensure a delivery date by Christmas Eve. Officials say they expect Dec. 21 to be the busiest day for mail carriers delivering packages.

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About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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