Eclipse Traffic Hassle-Free in Park County
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 28, 2017
Traffic during last Monday’s eclipse event in Wyoming was smoothly executed.
That’s according to Lieutenant Phil Farman with the Wyoming Highway Patrol, who said that although they planned for the worst, the huge influx of vehicles and people to Wyoming did not cause any significant concerns for law enforcement.
Farman says that traffic congestion continued for 7 hours after the totality of the eclipse ended on the 21st on the highways from the Wind River Canyon and through Cody. However, he says that there were only a couple of incidents in this area that caused any traffic concern.
Farman says that there was one deer-vehicle collision the morning of the eclipse, and one rear end crash – however, neither incident resulted in serious injuries.
Colonal Kebin Haller with the Wyoming Highway Patrol said that over 500,000 vehicles entered the state last week to view the eclipse, and that at last count, 1.5 million people viewed the solar event within Wyoming’s borders.