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Delivery drivers hustle with last-minute Christmas gifts

Chris Rizk
The Detroit News

Dearborn — It wasn't just shoppers who faced a last-minute dash for gifts on Christmas Eve.

Local UPS drivers, helping out in the push to meet delivery promises, unloaded packages destined for front porches around Dearborn and Dearborn Heights at a Kroger parking lot in west Dearborn on Tuesday.

Samantha Navarre, right, and other UPS drivers unload packages to be delivered for Christmas outside a Kroger store in Dearborn on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

“Yes, we will get all these delivered,” said Ken Navarre, a 35-year veteran of UPS who was coordinating the transfer of packages among the five UPS trucks massed in the lot early Tuesday. “The sheer volume is amazing.”

Despite the load, the packages were delivered by 6 p.m., and though slightly busier than in other years, he said, "there’s always that organized chaos.”