Troll Under the Bridge

While the Blue Ridge Parkway that spans multiple states is reportedly open to traffic during the shutdown (with some unrelated exceptions), the federal government has forced private businesses along the parkway to close during peak tourist season…. Not only have the feds shut down businesses on this parkway, but they have shut down another parkway in the region – the Foothills Parkway. This parkway is an essential thoroughfare in Blount County, Tennessee: “The closure came without warning and left the local school district scrambling to get children back to their homes”….

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