Christmas Rush at the Post Office

by Haley Burks
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Even with a bone chilling wind, postal carrier David Wright is making sure each and every piece of mail meets its destination.

His route involves miles and miles of walking

"Give good customer service that way. Door to door, the way it used to be," Wright said.

He said his mail bag starts to weigh a little more as the holidays approach.

"Anticipating more coming, we will see. It is usually packages and Christmas cards this time of year," Wright explained.

As you can imagine with this being the busiest mailing day of the year, the lines are long at the post office, but their work is just beginning.

"Wednesday will actually be the busiest delivery day when we are actually out delivering everything," Postmaster Chito Ramirez said.

A slumping national economy is not making a dent on the volume of mail for the Midland area.

"We are expecting to see double the volume normally we see in the Midland-Odessa area. We normally see about 500,000 pieces of mail each day and we are seeing more like 700,000 to 800,000 today," Ramirez said.

December 20th is the deadline for your letters and packages to be mailed and be delivered by Christmas.