Roads could be packed the day of the solar eclipse

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The August 21st solar eclipse is expected to be a tourist boom for many areas, and state agencies are planning now for the increased traffic.

Across the path of totality, there will be many events and festivals drawing huge crowds. But officials want to remind eclipse-viewers that planning ahead is key to staying safe.

DO NOT stop along the roadway to view the eclipse. Cars parked along highways will be asked to move to keep traffic flowing and avoid accidents.

DO fill up your gas tank in advance. Many of the best places to view the eclipse are in rural areas where gas stations are fewer and farther between.

DO pack an emergency kit in case you get stranded. The American Red Cross has resources to help you prepare for anything.



 
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