Thanksgiving Day service closings and changes, free meals and forecast

November 24, 2010 

  • If you're sticking around Lexington

    Wednesday: Temperatures will reach the mid-50s, but there's an 80 percent chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

    Thanksgiving Day: More rain, wind and maybe even thunder make it a good day to stay inside, eat turkey and watch football.

    Black Friday: Cloudy and cold (a slight chance of snow!) for you early-morning deal-grabbers. Sun comes out in the afternoon.

    This weekend: Temperatures top out at 50; sunny.

    If you're heading north

    Take an umbrella if you're planning to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Big Apple. Rain through Friday, then sunny.

    If you're heading south

    Disney World bound? Expect highs in the 80s, with a slight chance of scattered showers Saturday.

    If you're heading west

    Pack the skis; the Rockies are getting a lot of snow already this season. Expect highs in the 30s Wednesday and Thursday, then a couple of days of around 50.

What's open and closed

Here's a list of Lexington services that might be affected by Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday:

Government: All city offices closed Thursday and Friday.

Courts: Federal, circuit and district courts closed Thursday and Friday.

U.S. Postal Service: No mail delivery Thursday, with the exception of Express Mail. All post offices are closed Thursday.

Libraries: Closing early, at 5 p.m., Wednesday and closed Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

Health department: Closed Thursday and Friday.

LexTran: No regular service Thursday.

Garbage collection:

■ Lexington city: No pick-up Thursday. For customers who usually have service on Thursday, today is the make-up day. Landfill and recycling center closed Thursday. First-ever "Gobble Grease Toss," in which residents may recycle used cooking oil, will be 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday at 360 Thompson Road.

■ Rumpke: Collection as usual Thursday.

■ M&M Sanitation: Residents with Thursday pick-up will get service on Friday; regular Friday pick-up moved to Saturday.

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