Oregon’s on alert as 2017 solar eclipse approaches

Oregon is on alert as the first state to experience the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse’s “path of totality.”

With up to 1 million eclipse watchers expected to flood into a state with a population of 4 million, the potential for problems is real.

The biggest concern? Traffic jams for several days not just before but also after the eclipse. Traffic officials are advising folks to get in place early and then give roads time to clear before they head home.

Source: Oregon’s on alert as 2017 solar eclipse approaches | OregonLive.com