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St. Louis Post Offices get ready, as tax man cometh

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Workers at the downtown mail facility will be busy today (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Postal Service in St. Louis is gearing up for a busy day. Today is Tax Day, and taxpayers have until midnight tonight to mail their tax returns.

To accommodate last minute filers, lobby hours at the St. Louis Main Post Office downtown have been extended until 8 p.m. and curbside service until midnight.

Postal Service spokesman Mike Stancil says tax day is not far behind the Christmas season in terms of volume.

"Tax Day is the second busiest day of the year for us," Stancil says. "During the holiday season we handle up to 15 million pieces of mail in one day. So I can expect anywhere from 9 to 10 million pieces."

But Stancil says because Tax Day is little later than usual this year, fewer people are expected to wait until the last minute.

OTHER BRANCHES OPEN LATE:

- Chesterfield (16105 Swingley Ridge Road) - until 6 p.m.
- Creve Coeur (331 N. New Ballas Rd.) - until 7 p.m.
- MacKenzie Point (7217 Watson) - until 7 p.m.
- South County (5636 Telegraph Rd.) - until 7 p.m.
- Des Peres (1015 Grupp Rd.) - until 7 p.m.
- Affton (55 Grasso Plaza) - until 7 p.m.
- Clayton (7750 Maryland) - until 7 p.m.
- Kirkwood (343 S. Kirkwood) - until 7 p.m.
- Jennings (9810 Halls Ferry Rd.) - until 7 p.m.
- Reid Branch, Normandy (7450 Natural Bridge) - until 7 p.m.
- North County (11001 Dunklin) - until 7 p.m.
- Olivette (9621 Olive Blvd.) - until 7 p.m.
- Gravois Branch, South City (4455 Ridgewood) - until 7 p.m.
- Gaffney Branch (2318 Woodson Rd.) - until 7 p.m.
- Sappington Branch (11662 Gravois) - until 7 p.m.
- Southwest Station (3232 Clifton Av.) - until 7 p.m.
- University City (561 Kingsland) - until 7 p.m.
- West County (2002 Congressional Dr.) - until 7 p.m.
- Wheeler Branch, downtown (1140 Olive) - until 7 p.m.

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