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There are some visible signs of the federal government shutdown outside Washington. Some scenic bypasses are closed and Gravelly Park along the George Washington Parkway is closed. But the real pain outside of downtown D.C. may not show up for a week or two if the shutdown lasts a while.
World War II veterans who have traveled from across the country to the federal memorial that honors them are not being denied access, despite the government shutdown.
Food trucks and street vendors that are part of the everyday landscape of D.C. are finding sales way off because of the federal shutdown.
The National Institutes of Health is closing its doors to some new patients during the federal shutdown, namely patients who would participate in clinical trials.
The military is on duty during the government shutdown and so are local military hospitals - but it's not business as usual.
The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.
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