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Published December 11, 2013, 09:12 PM

With Christmas quickly approaching Fargo's Postal Service is busier than ever

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There are 13 days till Christmas Eve - and that means even less time to ensure the packages you're mailing, will make it on time

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There are 13 days till Christmas Eve - and that means even less time to ensure the packages you're mailing, will make it on time.

Fargo's Postal Service is busier than ever.

In fact, by noon more than 7,000 packages had been dropped off at the post office’s South location.

That's 7 times more than usual!

Kathy Lee/Customer: I've been doing this for many, many years."

Depending upon the Postal Service to get her gifts where they need to be -

Lee: "connecticut and Rhone Island."

Before Santa makes his rounds.

Lee: "I have nephews lots of fun things in their books and lots of stuff."

2.3 Million pieces of mail will come through the Fargo Post Office on a typical day - that number doubles during the holiday season along with the man power to move it"

Johnson: "we have been busy for the last week and a half."

Many carriers, working 12 hour days.

Jonson: "cards and letters been about average"

But if there is one change Postmaster Greg Johnson has seen in his 31 years...

Greg Johnson/Postmaster: "package business continues to rise as it has over the past couple of years."

Johnson credits the increase to online shopping.

"wrap them good, if there is any glass bubble wrap them."

and the best advice is the simplest - mail your packages as soon as you can.

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