Expect high traffic during the eclipse
Here’s a message from the Missouri Department of Transportation – If you plan to travel to see the eclipse in totality, be prepared to run into lots of traffic.
MODOT expects one million people to visit the Show Me State to see the eclipse.
Because of high traffic, the department is now evaluating its work zones to see which ones can be temporarily suspended.
A MODOT spokesperson says there is one thing you can do to help with the flow of traffic.
“We are highly encouraging folks to find a place to view, to not just pull off on the side of the road, especially if they are on a busy highway. Find a parking lot, a rest station, a gas station, whatever it might be," says Marisa Ellison.
There are many viewing parties across the Tri-States you can go to watch this rare event.
MODOT officials remind travelers that it will be dark in some areas so you might need to use your headlights.