The Postal Service goes all-in for busiest week of the year

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Post office employees are in the middle of their busiest mailing week of the year, with many working overtime to help Santa get those packages delivered before the 25th.

“We’re the first people to touch the mail,” said Sherisse Harris, USPS employee. “So we have to make sure the mail gets done in a fashionable time.”

Normally, the Postal Service’s Philadelphia plant processes an average of 405,000 letters and cards a day, but Monday and Tuesday of this week that average has skyrocketed to an estimated 2 million a day. Officials are anticipating that it will remain above average for the rest of the week.

“It’s literally crazy, everyone is working like 7 days a week, 12 hour shifts, just to make sure that we get basically serve our customers,” said Harris. Read more at WPVI TV Philly

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