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With partial US shutdown history, W.Va. scenic attractions again open for business
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, October 18, 2013 2:31 AM EDT
GLEN JEAN, W.Va.
Just in time for the weekend, the New River Gorge National River is re-opening after the partial government shutdown.
This month is the second busiest for visitors, with Bridge Day events Saturday a big draw. Canyon Rim Visitor Center will be open to the public as well.
New River Gorge Superintendent Trish Kicklighter extended thanks to workers who stayed on their jobs during the furlough. Visitors had limited access to the park during the shutdown.