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Final days before Christmas are chaotic for postal workers

Postal workers are ready for a marathon. The final days leading up to Christmas are among the busiest for U.S. Postal workers, who are busy getting packages delivered before the big week.

Saturday alone is one of the biggest days of the year for post offices around the region.

This is the busiest week for mail coming in and out of the Rochester area, officials told 13WHAM-TV. Some employees have been working extra hours to keep up.

Some customers are jockeying between post office locations to avoid long lines. Arnold Gray, a local resident, was one of those people.

“”I came in the door,” Gray said. “I looked at the line. It was long. It’s still long.”

Here are some of the best practices, according to the U.S. Postal Service.


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