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Shutdown: Smokies closed

October 1st, 2013 11:44 am by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Shutdown: Smokies closed

The loop road to Cades Cove remained closed in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 because of the government shutdown. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

TOWNSEND — Campers in Cades Cove Tuesday morning were awaiting word on whether they would have to leave because of the congressional stalemate that has caused a government shutdown.

“I have not heard anything yet,” said camper Andrew Carrigan, who was staying with his wife, “Bobbi” Carrigan, in the Cades Cove Campground.


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