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Route 1 is closed in BOTH directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. Use caution in the area. The Charles Houston Recreation Center & Memorial Pool are also closed until further notice due to a power outage.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2008

City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday
Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25

All Alexandria City government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Alexandria City Public Schools: The Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed from December 22 to January 2 for Christmas Break.

Recreation Centers: All City of Alexandria recreation centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center, will be closed on Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25.

Transit: Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will end at 7 p.m. on December 24. DASH bus service will not operate on December 25, and will be running a Saturday schedule on December 26.

Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will be collected on the regularly scheduled day on Wednesday, December 24.  Residential trash and recycling will not be collected on Thursday, December 25 and all collections will be delayed until Friday, December 26.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, as well as time restrictions in residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits, on December 24 and 25.

State Offices: The General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26. The DMV Office at 2681 Mill Road will close at noon on December 24, and remain closed on December 25, 26 and 27. The Circuit Court will be closed on December 24 and 25.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed December 24, 25 and 26. The Adolescent Health Center (3701 W. Braddock Rd.) will be closed on December 24 and 25.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operated by the Alexandria Office on Women operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the domestic violence hotline, 703.838.4911, and the sexual assault hotline, 703.683.7273.