Postal service delivering on Sundays in some areas this month

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com Boyce Grayson, a postal worker at the Thomas Street Post Office, will be a busy man the next few weeks as mail volume increases for the holiday season.

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Boyce Grayson, a postal worker at the Thomas Street Post Office, will be a busy man the next few weeks as mail volume increases for the holiday season.

Daily Journal

Several post offices statewide will deliver packages the next two Sundays leading up to Christmas.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Friday that Sunday and earlier deliveries are being implemented in 19 zip codes with significant increases in package volume, including Corinth (38834), Oxford (38655), and Starkville (39759).

Also, 29 post offices in the state will offer extended retail service hours the next two Saturdays (Dec. 14 and 21). In Northeast Mississippi, those areas include Oxford and Tupelo (main office).

The USPS expects to process about 545 million pieces of mail every day during this holiday season, and competitive package volume is expected to increase by approximately 12 percent from this time last year to 420 million.

Monday, Dec. 16, is anticipated as the busiest mailing day of the season, with some 600 million pieces of mail projected to be processed.

For more information, visit usps.com/holidaynews.