Postal Service works on Sunday to clear holiday backlog

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM

DALLAS — For the first time ever, post offices in Dallas, Forth Worth, and Arlington were open and processing mail on a Sunday.

Monday is traditionally the busiest day of the holiday shipping season, with people trying to get those cards and presents delivered in time for Christmas.

"Holidays are always heavy, so this way everyone wins — not only for our customers, but it relieves stress on the postal workers as well," said Postal Service spokesman Skyron Marshall. "So it’s a win-win situation for everybody."

The postal service expects to collect more than 3 million pieces of mail on Monday — that's more than three times the normal mail volume.

To keep up, post offices in the largest metropolitan areas — including Dallas-Fort Worth — will be making deliveries next Sunday, too.

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