What Will Be Shutdown During a Gov't Shutdown?

By Mathew Luschek
|  Friday, Apr 8, 2011  |  Updated 6:45 PM PDT
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What Will Be Shutdown During a Gov't Shutdown?

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National Parks would be closed during a government shutdown.

As the country braces for a possible government shutdown, area residents wonder what will be closed, locally.

People primarily affected are employees of a federal government agency (like an IRS office) members of the military, and tourists in a national park. If you're camping in one of these parks, you could wake up to an eviction notice, tomorrow morning.

The Chron reports places like Alcatraz, Yosemite, and Muir Woods would all be closed.

If you're planning on getting a passport in the next few days, you can forget that as well. Sharon Rummery, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the agency's E-Verify online system would also most likely close during a shutdown.

Veterans in the area who receive disability benefits can also expect delays.

The post office, however, is expected to remain open, in addition to "essential" government services, like military, air travel and border patrol.

And in case you were wondering, yes, the Barry Bonds trial will go on as well.

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