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Thanksgiving 2012: What's Open What's Closed in Bellevue

Is there garbage service in Bellevue on Thanksgiving? What grocery stores are open today? Who can I call with questions about how long to cook my turkey? Here's what's open and what's closed in Bellevue?

Have questions about garbage service, a last minute grocery run in Bellevue, or who you can call for questions about your turkey? Here are a few answers to those questions and more.

If you are traveling this Thanksgiving weekend, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic information 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.

If you need last minute advice for roasting turkey check out the USDA's Turkey Fact Sheet, or call Butterball's Turkey Talk Line at 1-800-BUTTERBALL. According to the USDA, a turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit for safety.

Here is a partial list of what’s open and what's closed. Feel free to share more information with your neighbors in the comments:

Grocery stores: QFC is open until 6 p.m. Fred Meyer is open until 4 p.m. Albertson's is open until 4 p.m. Check with your local Safeway for hours. 

Bellevue College is closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday.

Bellevue School District: 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

Washington State FerriesPlan ahead for heavy travel on the ferries.

Federal government: Closed

Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed. Check your local branch.

Express delivery companiesFedEx and UPS will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Friday.

Garbage and RecyclingGarbage and recycling in Bellevue regularly picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sources: Government and company websites.

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