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Lexington County closes most offices and operations on Thursday

Lexington, S.C. – County of Lexington officials have announced that all County administrative offices will be closed Thursday, as Hurricane Michael makes its way into the Lexington County area.

This will include the following offices:

  • County Libraries

  • Lexington County Museum

  • Lexington County Animal Services – administrative offices

  • Red Bank Crossing County facilities

  • County Auxiliary Administration offices

  • Lexington County Recreations and Aging Commission Offices and Activities

  • County Judicial Facilities

  • Lexington County Judicial Center

  • Lexington County Magistrate Courts

  • All Lexington County school districts

The County’s Emergency Operations Center has moved to Operational Condition 3, which is a limited activation of the County’s Emergency Operation Center.

Bond Court:

Court will operate from 12 p.m. to one hour after the final scheduled bond hearing.

Court Hearings:

All court hearings scheduled today will be rescheduled.

Curbside Solid Waste Collection:

Due to the closure of Columbia-based Waste Management landfill, there will be no curbside collection services Thursday. All Thursday curbside pickups will be collected Friday. All Friday curbside collection pickups will be collected Saturday. The Edmund Landfill, as well as the County’s recycling and collection centers, are closed.

For real-time road closure updates, visit the County’s Road Closure map here:

To receive emergency messages from the County of Lexington to your cell phone, sign up for the County’s CodeRED emergency alert system here:

Residents who have non-emergency questions regarding the County’s preparedness and response to the storm can call the EOC’s non-emergency tip lines at (803) 785-1342 or (803) 785-2718.

Residents are urged to also monitor the County’s website ( and social media channels (Twitter: @CountyLex; Facebook: County of Lexington) updated County information throughout the storm.

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