ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has closed in compliance with the federal government shutdown.
The Asheville citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/GCazUI ) the operators of the inn have backed away from plans to defy the orders to close from the National Park Service.
The inn's managers had said Wednesday they would remain open in spite of orders from the park service to close because of the government shutdown. But general manager Rob Miller said Thursday the inn would be closing in compliance with instructions from the park service. He says there are no indications of a quick resolution to the funding dispute.
The inn operates in a government-owned building on federal government land.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.