Bay Area mail center expect millions more packages today than normal

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(BCN) — Bay Area mail processing centers are prepping for their share of the millions of packages that will flow through post offices during today’s

mail surge, according to the United States Postal Service.

Around 612 million pieces of mail are expected nationwide today at post offices, USPS officials said. This apparently represents a 15 percent increase from last year during this peak mailing day.

And a significant portion of the heavy package volume is expected at a pair of Bay Area mail processing and distribution centers, USPS officials said.

A San Jose center at 1750 Lundy Ave. expects to deal with 6.8 million cards, letters and packages today, about 1 million more than a typical day. The center has an automated processing system to handle the deluge of packages, USPS officials said.

But more than 11 million pieces of mail will flow through an Oakland center at 1675 7th St., USPS officials said. That’s almost 2 million more than other days.

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