All federal, state and local government offices in the metropolitan area will be closed Monday for Labor Day, with the exception of essential services such as police and fire departments.

All schools, libraries, banks and savings and loan associations also will be closed.

Trash pickup will be made as scheduled Monday in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince George's counties and in the city of Alexandria.

Montgomery County trash pickups normally scheduled for Monday will be made the next regular day, in most cases Wednesday. In the District of Columbia, Monday collections will be made Tuesday, and Tuesday collections will be made Wednesday. Regular schedules will resume Thursday.

All state liquor stores in Virginia will be closed Monday as will county-operated stores in Montgomery County. Many liquor stores in the District and Prince George's County will be open. Most major chain stores will be open although some will have curtailed hours.

Metrobuses will operate on a Saturday schedule and the subway will be closed. No rush-hour fares will be charged. Montgomery County's "Ride-On" minibuses in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg will not operate.

Weekday traffic regulations will not be in effect in the District Monday, and no parking meter payments will be required.

Area post offices willbe closed and only special delivery service will be operating.