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Drivers be aware!

On Monday August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.  The moon will completely cover the sun for anywhere up to 3 minutes in a band across the country. This band is roughly 65 miles wide, and extends from Oregon to South Carolina. We want our drivers to watch their speed and distance as normal, but be prepared for additional interstate congestion.

A link to the path of the eclipse can be found here.

The U. S. Department of Transportation released the following safety tips:

  • Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder during the event.
  • Exit the highway to a safe location to view and/or photograph the eclipse.
  • Don’t take photographs while driving!
  • Don’t try to wear opaque eclipse glasses while operating a vehicle.
  • Turn your headlights on -- do not rely on your automatic headlights when the eclipse blocks out the sun.
  • Watch out for pedestrians along smaller roads. People may be randomly parking and walking alongside the roadside in the hours around the eclipse to get the best view.
  • Prepare for extra congestion especially on the interstates in the path on the day before, day of and day after the eclipse.
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