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Eclipse to Cause Traffic Jams

14 Aug 2017, 9:47 am

With the eclipse now just a week away, officials are preparing for those traveling to see the eclipse.

August 21 marks the first full solar eclipse the United States has seen, coast to coast, in 100 years.

This means that many will be flooding the roadways and traveling to the states that have 100% totality.

Regional Communications Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation Jared Fiel talked to WeatherNation on how the state is preparing for those travelers.

Fiel says that Wyoming is supposed to see double its population and a lot of those will be traveling through Colorado.

“We have been working with the state patrol and our emergency responders in our local communities for the past two months to set up emergency response centers where we are expecting a lot of traffic,” Fiel says on how they are preparing.

The best advice that officials are giving is to get there early. You are not wanting to be stuck on the roadways when the eclipse happens.



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