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HUD closing offices for a day on Friday

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is closing its offices on Friday in reaction to sequestration.

HUD officials announced that the department's offices nationwide will be closed for the day because of the government-wide automatic spending cuts that took effect on March 1.

HUD officials say normal operations will resume Monday.

"We encourage those with business in HUD offices to plan accordingly," the department stated.