Central Oregon braces for eclipse traffic

Multi-hour delays from traffic could delay emergency response vehicles.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, Jason Hertel’s State Farm office in Madras will not open as it normally does. With the possibility of hundreds of thousands of visitors in Madras for the eclipse, Hertel decided several months ago a day of business wasn’t worth fighting through the crush of traffic to get to the office, on SE Fifth Street.

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