Monday, December 18, 2017
News Roundup

Veterans Day closings

Veterans Day closings

The following will be closed Monday, unless otherwise noted.

Government and courts

Federal, state, county offices and courts are closed.

Buses and streetcars

There will be no changes to the HART, HARTplus and the TECO Line Streetcar System schedules on Monday.

Malls, attractions, museums

International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Brandon and University Mall will be open normal hours. (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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lowry Park Zoo will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Garbage collection

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

Utilities

Tampa Electric and People's Gas offices will be open.

Post offices, mail delivery

All post offices will be closed; no mail delivery.

Schools

Hillsborough County public schools are closed.

Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida are closed. The University of Tampa is open.

Libraries and banks

All public libraries and most banks are closed.

Recreation

All city and county recreation centers will be closed, but parks will remain open.

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