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Some closures locally due to gov't shutdown

Some closures locally due to gov't shutdown

(Cleveland) -- The federal government shutdown will have some impact in Greater Cleveland.

Ohio's only national park, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, will not have the roads or trails shut down, but due to the furlough of over 100 park employees, the parking lots, visitor centers and restrooms will be closed.

NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field will be closed to the public, and there will be no public speakers from NASA Glenn during the duration of the shutdown. About 1,600 employees are on furlough, and hundreds of private contractor employees are also affected.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service, which handles payroll for military personnel and retirees is not closing, but there will be some layoffs. DFAS personnel have been told to show up for work as usual and their supervisors would give them their status.

Mail delilvery will continue as usual, since the U.S. Postal Service is self-funded.

Federal courts in Cleveland and across the country will remain open for ten business days, as the court system has resources to keep the courts open until around October 15. After that, the federal judiciary will reassess the situation.

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