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A Guide to the Government Shutdown on the Blue Ridge Parkway

January 9, 2019
Why are some sections of the road closed and others open? Before the shutdown was announced, several sections of the Parkway were already closed due to poor road conditions created by a storm that took down many trees. Work to reopen these areas stopped when government employees were furloughed. Because staff is reduced to positions deemed critical, the Real Time Road Closure Map for the Parkway is not being updated.
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