Area residents will send and receive tens of thousands of holiday packages over the next few weeks and the U-S Postal Service has some safety precautions for you.
Postal Inspector Dave Margritz says there are options for senders to ensure a safer delivery.
One way is to hold a package for pickup.
Margritz says you shouldn’t leave packages sitting outside for too long.
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Margritz says getting a tracking number helps the sender and receiver know when a delivery is likely. He also suggests insuring packages with high-priced items inside.
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The U-S Postal Service estimates it will deliver 590-million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.