USPS shifts into high gear for holiday shipping season

USPS shifts into high gear for holiday shipping season
KEVIN GREEN
News
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 8:39am

With the busiest mailing day of the year looming Monday, Johnny Wright and the rest of the U.S. Postal Service workers in Longview are working hard to make sure people receive their Christmas cards and presents on time.

Workload has increased by 20 percent since the end of November and the Mobberly Avenue office is receiving 60,000 more parcels of mail each day with the Christmas holiday approaching, said Wright, manager and current acting Longview postmaster.

“On a normal day, if we are talking about this particular office, we normally send out about 120,000 pieces of mail every day and the volume has increased to about 180,000 pieces,” Wright said. 

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