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Originally published July 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM | Page modified July 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM

What's open and closed on the Fourth of July

Most government offices and businesses will be closed or operate on a holiday schedule. Here's what's open, closed or running on holiday hours on July 4.

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The Fourth of July holiday falls on a Monday this year, and most government offices and businesses will be closed or operate on a holiday schedule. Here's what's open, closed or running on holiday hours that day.

Banks and credit unions: Closed.

State offices: Most are closed.

King County Metro Transit: Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Buses that do not normally operate on Sunday will not be in service. Sunday fares will be in effect. All Metro offices, including the Customer Information phone lines, will be closed. Transit information is available at Kingcounty.gov/metro or Kingcounty.gov/tripplanner.

Water taxi: The King County Water Taxi between downtown Seattle and West Seattle will be on a Sunday schedule. The free Water Taxi shuttles — Routes 773 and 775 — will be on a Sunday schedule. There will be no service on the Vashon Island water taxi.

Sound Transit: Buses and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule except for the Sounder train, which will not be in service that day. For more information go to soundtransit.org.

Community Transit: No service.

City of Seattle offices: Closed.

Seattle Public Library: All library locations will be closed. Book drops at branch locations will be open, but the one at the Central Library will be closed.

State Department of Licensing offices: Closed.

U.S. post offices: Closed; no regular mail delivery.

State liquor stores: Most will operate on holiday hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some contract liquor stores may be open. For a list of state stores open, go to: seati.ms/ivEUdB.

Washington State Ferries: Schedules vary depending on route. Some ferries will be on a regular summer sailing schedule and others on a weekend schedule. The Seattle/Bainbridge Island route will run on a Saturday schedule and the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will run on the weekend schedule. The Edmonds/Kingston route will run on its regular summer sailing schedule, but off-loading from the 12:05 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. sailings from Kingston will be delayed because of the 4th of July Parade that passes near the terminal. The 12:50 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. sailings from Kingston will also be affected by the parade. Riders should prepare for heavy traffic, especially eastbound on Monday. To check the ferries schedule go to: seati.ms/jK5rSB.

Garbage/recycling: Seattle's garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on a regular schedule. The South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The North Recycling and Disposal Station in the Fremont/Wallingford area will be closed.

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