Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

New Year's Day closings

New Year's Day closings

Government and courts: Federal, state, county offices and courts will be closed.

Buses and streetcars: HART and HARTplus will operate on a Sunday schedule, and the TECO Line Streetcar System will operate on a normal schedule.

Malls, attractions, museums: International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Westfield Citrus Park and Westfield Brandon will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. University Mall will be open noon to 6 p.m. Department store and restaurant hours may vary.

The Tampa Museum of Art will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; The Florida Aquarium will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Busch Gardens will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Lowry Park Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Garbage collection: The city of Tampa, the city of Temple Terrace and the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department will not have garbage collection or recycling pickup.

Utilities: Tampa Electric and People's Gas offices will be closed.

Post offices and mail delivery: All post offices will be closed; no mail delivery.

Schools: Hillsborough County public schools are closed. Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa are closed.

Libraries and banks: All public libraries and most banks will be closed.

Recreation: City and county recreation centers and parks will be open.

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