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Delaware Water Gap fully reopens after government shutdown ended

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers returned to work Tuesday after Congress agreed to a temporary funding measure to re-open the government.

That includes national parks, like the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

A spokesperson for the park confirmed the park's staff is back to full capacity and everything is running as normal Tuesday morning.

For the past few days, visitors to the park could use the hiking trails but not the bathrooms. The federal government shutdown meant parts of the park were closed and most of the park's staff was sent home.

Congress sped toward moving to reopen government after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations on Monday afternoon. President Donald Trump signed the bill later in the evening.

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