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Posted by Delta on 8/22/2017, 1:51 pm, in reply to "What happened with the traffic?"
The towns in the path of the eclipse hyped this for months. They sold tickets for watch parties. If there was a stadium or a parking lot that was or could be made gated they had watch parties there. It was a big boon for small rural towns. Trouble is that the large towns got in on it too. And large populations with lots of out of town people searching for the place where their watch party was being held was a recipe for frustration and in some cases disaster. People came from everywhere to camp out (parking lots that couldn't be closed and gated rented spaces overnight for campers to parK, whooo more money) or stayed in hotels. The towns and businesses loved it. There were a lot of places that closed down during the eclipse also. Then all the schools and factories, and there are a lot of factories there, got out about the time the eclipse was over. It's always congested up there between 3 and 6:30 or so. Yesterday there were thousands of people headed out home at about the same time that the normal afternoon congestion happened. I am sure that the traffic jams caused accidents and the accidents caused the traffic jams to be worse. I sounded totally crazy. One cousin said that they were taking back roads they thought only the locals knew and they were crowded and only moving at a snail pace.