10/2/2013 5:51 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Folks hoping to visit
national parks, museums and monuments during the federal government shutdown are
out of luck.
These places are closed to the public for
the time-being. Crissy Gray, district office supervisor of AAA in Beckley,
recommended travelers keep this in mind.
Folks with plans to visit national
parks in the next few weeks should try to reschedule or amend their trips if
they can, according to Gray.
Airline travel should not be affected because essential
personnel such as air traffic controllers are still scheduled to work. However,
Gray said folks looking to get their passports should keep in mind that
passport processing centers are likely suspended.