Travelers Encouraged to Make Plans Early for The Great Eclipse

Those wanting a glimpse of “The Great Eclipse” should make plans now.

In Evansville and surrounding counties, 99% of the sun will be blocked.

It's a significant amount, but officials say the difference is literally night and day.

In the path of totality, stars will shine and the sun will be blocked enough that viewers can remove their glasses.

But if you're interested in traveling to the path of totality, you should have travel plans in place.

Mitch Lumen of the Evansville Museum says, "People wanting to see the eclipse should make plans early. Figure out where you're going to go now. And don't wait until the last moment to figure out what you plans are on eclipse day, because a lot of people will be on the roads."

INDOT has issued a travel statement for August 21, expecting very heavy traffic on I-69, Highway 41, and U.S. 231.

Leave early, expect delays, and do not stop along the road to view the event.

(This story was originally published August 9, 2017)


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