USPS announces deadlines for mailing Christmas packages

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The U.S. Postal Service will have extended hours at some local branches on Saturday, Dec. 16.

– Irondequoit Branch, 425 Ridge Road East – open until 4 p.m.
– Westgate Branch, 1485 Howard Road – open until 4 p.m.
– Rochester Main Office, 1335 Jefferson Road – open until 4 p.m.
– Webster Post Office, 75 Barrett Drive – open until 3 p.m.

In addition, the Rochester Main Office will be open Sunday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Postal Service also announced the dates when customers should send mail by, so that it reaches its destination by Christmas.

Key Shipping Dates for Dec. 25th Arrival

Dec. 14 – Priority Mail Express International™
Dec. 14 – Retail Ground
Dec. 19 – First-Class Mail®
Dec. 20 – Priority Mail®
Dec. 22 – Priority Mail Express™

Military Mailing Deadlines

APO/FPO First-Class Mail® Letters and Cards – Dec. 11
APO/FPO Priority Mail® – Dec. 11
APO/FPO Priority Mail Express™ Military Service – Dec. 16

For a full list of deadlines, click here.

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