USPS in Lincoln sees record number of holiday shipments

Published: Dec. 18, 2018 at 3:49 PM CST
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In Lincoln, it's a busy time for the U.S Postal Service, as workers are expected to deliver a record number of packages this holiday season.

The processing center at 8th and R streets has been working around the clock to fulfill orders.

According to USPS in Lincoln, they're seeing an 11-15 percent increase in package shipments during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In total, about 1.2 million packages will be handled.

They say the rise in online shopping is one reason for the record-breaking season. But with just one week away from Christmas, they warn waiting till the last minute puts a shopper at risk.

"Always keep in mind that there are a lot of packages going through the system," said Kerry Kowalski, the Postmaster for USPS in Lincoln. "Mother nature doesn't always cooperate, so we want to make sure we get those packages as soon as possible so we can get them off to their destination and get them there before Christmas."

If you still need to mail a Christmas card or package, there are some important deadlines to keep in mind.

The deadline for first class and priority mail service is Thursday and, the deadline for priority mail express is this Saturday.