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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 11:04 am | Updated: 5:16 am, Tue Mar 12, 2013.

After the White House and Congress failed to reach a budget agreement before March 1, triggering the so-called sequester, national parks in Virginia are ready to implement strict austerity measures to deal with the automatic across-the-board spending cuts.

While parks officials say that they were able to avert layoffs, many sites in the state are being forced to cut down opening hours, educational programs and visitor services.

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