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USPS Mail Carriers Rushing to Deliver Packages on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus is getting a little help from his little little helpers, the U.S. Postal Service mail carriers, who were out and about on Christmas Eve delivering mail, cards and packages.
Santa Claus is getting a little help from his little little helpers, the U.S. Postal Service mail carriers, who were out and about on Christmas Eve delivering mail, cards and packages.

Mail Carrier Keith Deason says it's no easy task because their workload goes up dramatically during the holidays but he says they'll get as much as they can done.

"I've been doing this route for a good while so I know most everybody," Deason says.

He says he has been delivering mail on the same route for over 13 years.

He says the holidays make his job extra special because of the joy he brings people.

I really like to work the day before Christmas because people aren't so sure if they're going to get their package or not," Deason says. "It's a lot of fun. You have a bunch of kids that run up to the door. They always want to get the packages. It's really exciting."

However, it can also be very difficult.

He says he can walk up to ten miles a day so he has to take it all in stride.

"It gets heavier in the wintertime or during the holidays because we have a lot more Christmas cards and packages and stuff like that," Deason says. "Little small chunks that I have to carry in my bag but it's just going up and down, I have all these steps I go up and down everyday so it's not bad but it keeps me in shape. Sort of (chuckles).

Deason knows time is ticking so he is moving at a quick pace to ensure he doesn't land on the naughty list this year.

"I'm going to do everything I can to get it there because they order it and they put it in our hands to get it to them. If there is anything I can do to get it there, I will. I'm sure the post office, they're doing all they can. The ice and stuff from a week or so ago, it put everything behind but i think we're finally catching up," Deason says. 

USPS officials say the ice storm we had a few weeks ago played a huge part in delaying deliveries but mail carriers will be out on Christmas Day making deliveries.
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