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SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Postal Service endured the busiest shipping day Monday as gift givers mailed packages guaranteed to make it to their destinations by Christmas Eve.
An estimated 2.4 million pieces of mail were expected to be handed over to the USPS Monday, making it the busiest mailing day of 2012.
Monday was the last day to send first class mail and have a guaranteed arrival on Christmas Eve.
A line of people armed with packages led out the door at the Pacific Beach USPS on Cass Street. Around noon Monday, the wait time was about 30 minutes.
The deadline to have priority mail arrive on Christmas Eve is Friday.