ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A government shutdown would close 368 National Park Service sites across the country, including Shenandoah National Park.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Interior said in a statement, all departmental agencies, including national parks, are reviewing and developing plans for a, quote, "orderly" shutdown if congress can't pass a bill to pay for the government.
As part of the shutdown, national parks across the country would close until the government is funded, but the impact would reach beyond the gates of Skyline Drive.
The owner of a local gas station and country store says a shutdown could also hurt his business.
"If it's a weekday, if the government's going to shut down for a couple of days during the week, it won't really impact us too much. The weekend, of course, that's when you get a lot of folks, local, Harrisonburg, local to out-of-towners going up on the Skyline, so that would really hurt," said Michael Betts, the owner of Blue Ridge Country Store and Deli.
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