An elderly Nevada couple is living at their ice cream shop after being told they can't go to their house until the federal government shutdown ends.

Joyce Spencer, 77, and her 80-year-old husband, Ralph, own their home, but it sits on federal property near Lake Mead.

She says a park ranger came by last week and told them they had 24 hours to vacate their home.

The park service says the couple can go to their home to retrieve belongings, but cannot stay overnight.