Because of government furloughs, the road to the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, part of the New River Gorge National Park was blocked and the facility closed.
Because of government furloughs the New River Gorge National Park was closed. However it didn't deter Linda and Steve Mealie of Pittsburgh who had planned their 50th wedding anniversary trip before the government shutdown. They said that they can close the park but they can't take away the view.
Maura Kistler, co-owner of Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville says the government furloughs and New River Gorge National Park closeure is hurting business.