What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean For Traffic?

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Tuesday we brought you a story about the 2017 Great American Eclipse and updated you on the planning process.

But what about the roads? An influx expected to double the size of the city could create traffic nightmares.

Casper Police Department has been planning for months looking at evacuation zones, safe areas, and where large amounts of people could be but it all comes down to one thing says Fred Catpole Director of Support Services for the Casper Police Department, "The key factor really being number of attendees and number of events and hopefully we get more fidelity as we neck down to the event but for now were doing prudent planning."

One of the main areas of focus for the Casper Police Department will be keep key roads open north to south and east to west.