Solar eclipse 2024: How the phenomenon is affecting travel

Monday’s solar eclipse is expected to delay traffic, prompting travel warnings from local municipalities.

On April 8th, people will see a total solar eclipse along the path of Mexico, Texas, through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. It is expected to finish at Niagara Falls on the border between the United States and Canada. It will begin at about 1:20 p.m. Eastern and finish at about 4:40 p.m.

Affected governments reminded locals to fill up their gas tanks and pack water, food, and medications. The Virginia Department of Transportation reminded drivers on the road between those hours to avoid eclipse glasses while driving. These glasses allow viewers to look directly at the phenomenon without damaging their eyes.

“Eclipse glasses are darker than normal sunglasses and should only be
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