If the government shutdown that began today continues through October, these are scenes you won't see this year. Just as leaf season is about to arrive, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park are closed to visitors. Peak weekend usually hits about the third week in October.
Shenandoah National Park to close by Bob Stuart
Area parks, services to close in government shutdown by Ray Reed
Blue Ridge Parkway will allow traffic, not attractions, in shutdown by Ralph Berrier, Jr.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
Shenandoah National Park