• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Shutdown Day 6: With trash uncollected and roads unplowed, more areas in NPs closed to visitors

With no maintenance crews available during the government shutdown, some national parks are closing campgrounds due to overflowing garbage while others are closing roads due to snowy conditions.

In Texas, officials at Big Bend National Park on Wednesday closed the Chisos Basin, Rio Grande Village, and Cottonwood campgrounds due to sanitation and resource impact concerns. The Rio Grande Village RV hookups campground, which is managed by Forever Resorts, remained open, however, the park said in a notice on its website.

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