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Monday marks the peak of shipping season for US Postal Service

Posted at 5:41 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 18:43:45-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The United State's Postal Service is expecting to ship 1.5 million cards and packages out of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa Monday.

KMTV 3 News Now waited in line at two local post offices to see how long it took to ship an item.

The West Omaha Station saw dozens looking to ship gifts Monday afternoon. The Postal Office near 102nd and Military Avenue tended to a smaller crowd at noon.

Still need to ship before December 25? The Postal Service has mail-by dates to ensure delivery by the holidays:

- Dec. 20: First-Class Mail and Priority Mail

- Dec. 22: Priority Mail Express