Highway Patrol Increasing On Duty Officers Monday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 18, 2017
The Wyoming Highway Patrol will implement several measures to help ease traffic flow and ensure the safety of the traveling public during the solar eclipse on Monday.
This is the first time since 1918 that a total solar eclipse has been visible in Wyoming, and the next one won’t happen again in the United States until 2024. According to WYDOT spokesman Cody Beers, because of the rare nature of this event and Wyoming’s generally sunny climate, the state is expected to see a large influx of visitors during the eclipse. This means that drivers should prepare for unexpected delays.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says they will increase the number of officers on duty during the eclipse to better ensure that motorists enjoy a safe traveling experience. Additionally, they caution that drivers should ensure vehicles have plenty of fuel, and urge travelers to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and snacks.