8-18-17: ODOT SEEING TRAFFIC CONGESTION FOR ECLIPSE, THREE DAYS OUT

ODOT IS ALREADY SEEING A BIG SURGE IN TRAFFIC, THOUGH THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS STILL THREE DAYS AWAY. THE GRANTS PASS DAILY COURIER SAYS THAT TRAFFIC ISSUES ARE ALREADY POPPING UP ON HIGHWAYS SUCH AS 97 NEAR LA PINE, OSP SAYS THE CONGESTION WAS BECAUSE OF ECLIPSE TRAVELERS. ELSEWHERE, TRAFFIC WAS PILING UP NEAR THE PRINEVILLE AREA OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS. OFFICIALS URGE PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT TRIPCHECK.COM TO SEE WHERE TRAFFIC MIGHT BE HEAVIEST.