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Well as you see behind me the entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains national park are close to vehicle traffic the park is a huge draw for visitors.
To nearby businesses in blunt county Tennessee -- of the county mayor Ed Mitchell.
Wants to use local firefighters and sheriff's deputies to manage park roads during the shut down.
He says this would allow park visitors to continue hiking fishing and sightseeing at no cost to the federal government.
We have everything covered we have we have sat down and we had worked out.
To where we could have opened those guys and it could have been business as usual for for that period and for the for the great smoky mountain national park -- and -- -- The mayor -- his offer in the letter to the Department of the Interior although we still awaits an official reply and National Park Service spokesman said.
Such offers -- appreciated cannot be except that in a written statement he explains.
Beyond the legal constraints involved it would not be appropriate or feasible to open some parks -- some parts of -- What other parts of the national park system.
Remained close to the public so it appears the reopening of the most visited national park in the country.
We'll have to wait for quite literally.
An act of congress.
And Townsend Tennessee Jonathan Serrie Fox News.
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