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Monday is Labor Day: What's Open, What's Closed

Labor Day is Monday Sept. 3; here is a list of what’s open and what's closed.

If you are traveling on Monday, check the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route.

You can expect heavy traffic along Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass, US 2 Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.

Here's a list of what offices will be open for Labor Day which is Monday, Sept. 3:

: Closed.

: Closed

Issaquah School District: Closed (Classes resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4)

Lake Washington School District: Closed (Classes start staggered on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept. 5)

: Closed (Classes resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4)

King County Library System (including the and Libraries): Closed.

Garbage collection: Crews will collect as usual.

Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District: Verify hours by calling 425-392-6256. But there is 24-hour emergency response.

King County government: Closed.

King County Metro transit: Sunday schedule.

Metro Transit service will operate on a Sunday schedule. If a route does not normally run on Sunday, there is no service on Labor Day. Sunday fares will be in effect on Metro bus routes on Labor Day.

One of the big local events coming up this holiday weekend is the Bumbershoot Festival at the Seattle Center. Metro is once again offering special service to the festival on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to and from the Northgate Transit Center with four additional stops along Aurora Avenue. The fare is $2.50 in each direction. Transfers, passes and ORCA cards are not accepted. Kids, ages five and under, ride free. 

In addition to the special shuttles, there are also many regular bus routes that travel to or near the festival. You can use the online Trip Planner at www.kingcounty.gov/tripplanner to find regular bus service to the Seattle Center that works best for you. 

There will also be special shuttles for Saturday's football game at Husky Stadium. Details will be posted on Metro Online later today for that service.

All Metro offices will be closed on Labor Day, including the Customer Information Center phone lines. For more information about transit service, visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro.

Sound Transit: Sunday schedule.

King County Transfer Stations (King County Solid Waste Division): Open.

State of Washington: Closed.

State liquor stores: Most will be open but the one in Sammamish will be closed.

Washington State Ferries: All routes will operate on a weekend  schedule.

Federal government (including the U.S. Postal Service): Closed.

Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed.

Express delivery companies: FedEx and UPS will be closed.

TaterSalad September 03, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Mostly closed is the word of the day and here is why: Ask any, I mean any liberal if they are better off than they were four years ago! Ask for a simple yes or no, not a rambling spin answer that they will try to give you to "deflect" the question and answer. They can not and will not answer your question because they know, deep down that Barack Obama, their hero, has failed them.
Sickofit241 September 03, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Why is it whenever someone asks a simple question some republican douche has to saunter up like a cowboy at the OK Corral and unload with both barrels when it is completely unecessary. Then they act all superior when unsurprisingly they are the biggest liars on the planet and have outright said that fabricating "facts" for speaches is common place and acceptable.
Jeanne Gustafson September 03, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I can understand your frustration, Sickofit241, but please let's avoid the name calling, per Patch's terms of use: http://sammamish.patch.com/terms. Thanks, and hope you're enjoying the holiday!

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