All federal, state, county and city offices in the metropolitan area will be closed today, Thanksgiving Day, except those that offer emergency services.

Schools throughout the area will be closed today and tomorrow. There will be no regular postal service today.

Tomorrow, all federal, state and local offices will be open in nearby Maryland and the District. All federal and state offices will be open in Northern Virginia tomorrow, but the pattern will vary for local government units.

Trash will not be collected in Montgomery County, Prince George's County or the city of Falls Church today. Pickups will be made during normal schedules in those jurisdictions next week. In the District, normal Thursday collections were made a day early. The city's Thursday Supercan collections will be made tomorrow. Regular Friday collections will be made Saturday.

Liquor dispensaries in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County are closed today but will be open tomorrow. Liquor stores in the District and Prince George's County are not required to close. Banks will be closed today as will most area retail stores.

Metrobus and Metrorail and the Silver Spring Ride-On will operate today on a Sunday schedule. The Gaithersburg Ride-On will not be in service.