If you are traveling this Thanksgiving weekend, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route. You can expect heavy traffic along I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, US 2 Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.
Here is a list of what’s open and what's closed:
is closed Thursday and Friday. It will reopen Monday Nov. 28. There will also be a city council meeting Tuesday night.
is closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday.
: Closed Thursday and Friday.
King County government: Closed.
US Postal Service: Closed.
King County Library System is closed Thursday.
King County Metro transit: Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving and the reduced weekday schedule on Friday.
Sound Transit: Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving. Regular schedule on Friday.
King County Transfer Stations (AKA King County Solid Waste Division): Closed on Thanksgiving
State of Washington: Closed on Thanksgiving
State liquor stores: Closed on Thanksgiving
Washington State Ferries: Plan ahead for heavy travel on the ferries.
Federal government: Closed
Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed. Check your local branch.
Garbage and Recycling:
Shopping: Fred Meyer is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. QFC is open until 6 p.m. Safeway is also open on Thanksgiving. For people planning holiday, Best Buy will screen “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” at 9 p.m. for people waiting for the store's midnight opening, and many stores will be open at midnight for the Black Friday rush.
Sources: Government and company websites.