Government shutdown would spell furloughs for workers at Acadia National Park

10:09 PM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The chance of the federal government shutting down on Tuesday left workers at Acadia National Park feeling waves of uncertainty as they clocked out Monday evening.

Park directors say if the government enters a state of shutdown, they will have no choice but to shut down roads and services at the park and furlough its more than 200 workers on staff.

This would not be the first time that affairs in Washington have impacted services at Acadia. Earlier this year the park was forced to open roughly one month later than usual due to federal sequestration cuts.

Administrators at Acadia say that the park was expected to see about 200,000 visitors in that first month from April to May. In October they say the park usually sees about 600,000 visitors who come to catch glimpses of Maine's fall foliage.  


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