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Solar Eclipse Expected to Cause Travel Delays on the Roads and in the Sky

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The total solar eclipse on April 8th promises to be a magnificent astronomical event, but it could also come with a hefty dose of travel woes.

Federal agencies are bracing for a potential "Great North American Traffic Jam" as millions flock to witness the eclipse or take specially chartered flights for a sky-high view.

Planning is Key to Avoid Gridlock

Memories of the 2017 eclipse serve as a cautionary tale. Back then, some areas experienced gridlock lasting up to 13 hours after the event. Traffic experts predict a similar scenario this year, with everyone attempting to leave at once after the eclipse concludes.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) urges travelers to plan ahead and consider staying put to avoid traffic congestion. A full tank of gas and extra patience are essential for those who do choose to drive.

Remember, don't attempt to watch the eclipse while driving, and don't wear eclipse glasses while on the road due to their limited visibility.


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