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UPS drivers deliver last-minute packages down to the wire

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LAWTON, Okla._ Santa is just hours away from making an appearance in our area, but it wouldn't have been possible without the help from some elves at the United Parcel Service.

As expected, the holiday season is the busiest time for delivery drivers. More than 13,000 packages were delivered around southwest Oklahoma on Monday.

"We've had ten days heavier than our heaviest day last year," said Mike Mebane, a UPS clerk.

Many people were anxiously awaiting last-minute gift arrivals all day.

"They said 'if you order in the next seven hours they are guaranteed to be delivered by (Dec. 23), but they did not come," said Carla Wade, who was happy to hear her doorbell ring Tuesday afternoon.

She was part of the lucky group. Many packages, which didn't meet Santa's deadline, remain at the UPS distribution center in Lawton. 

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