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Busiest delivery day of year expected today

Postal Service officials expect today to be the busiest delivery day of the year.

“Monday was the busiest mailing day,” Jefferson City Postmaster Don Knoth said Wednesday. “Thursday is supposed to be the biggest delivery day.”

But that doesn’t mean Mid-Missourians have missed their chance to mail items and still get a before-Christmas delivery.

“If it’s going to Central Missouri, you would want to mail them (no later) than Monday, and they should be delivered on Tuesday,” Knoth said. “If you’re mailing outside of Central Missouri, you’re looking at two or three days delivery — so you’re looking at Friday or Saturday to mail them.

“And if you’re mailing something international — it’s probably too late” for delivery before next Wednesday’s holiday.

Knoth said the Priority Express volume actually may pick up over the next few days — even though it’s more expensive.

“It still has the overnight guarantee” to most of the nation, he said. “That will probably be the thing that picks up quite a bit by the end of the week — Friday, Saturday and Monday — because people are going to try to get items they procrastinated about mailing, into the mail.”

The Postal Service will observe regular window hours through Monday at both the Main Post Office, 131 W. High St., and the Capitol View Station, 1750 Jefferson St.

Window service at both locations will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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