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Glacier National Park Closed: Gov. Shutdown

Campers have until Thursday afternoon to leave the park before running the risk of possible fines.  More than 250 park employees came to work today only to be furloughed for an unknown amount of time.  The gates on the Going to the Sun Road are now locked barring all recreational activities.

Caleb Demers says, "We were following it, but there's no service near the parks normally so we didn't have any means of knowing it, so we showed up and there was a bunch of signs getting put up and stuff, so we kind of asked around and they said you can't go in there."

"We care about the resource. We care about the visitor, so telling folks 'Hey, you're not welcome today because we're closed,' that's really hard for most of us to do," says Denise Germann.

The remaining employees in the park today are working to spread the word of the park's shutdown to campers in remote areas.

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