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Holiday hours

USPS releases Post Office, box schedules

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Retail Associate Ambrel Parker handles a transaction at the Zebulon, NC, Post Office recently.

The Postal Service has announced holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes:

• Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Some Post Offices may have limited hours Monday, Dec. 24. Post Offices will be open during regular business hours Monday, Dec. 31.

Blue boxes with final collection times before noon will not be affected by early closings Dec. 24. If a box has a final collection time after noon, its mail may be picked up earlier.

For mail pickup Dec. 24, customers should put their mail into blue boxes by noon regardless of the final collection time posted on the box.

Customers who have items to mail after the scheduled pick-up times Dec. 24 should use the Postal Locator feature at to find Post Offices that may be open late.

USPS is also reminding customers that blue boxes are not serviced Sundays.

• Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Post Offices nationwide will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Blue collection boxes will not be serviced these days.

Post Offices will be open Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 2, and regular mail delivery will resume.

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