Highway Patrol Begins Solar Eclipse Preparations

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Although the highly anticipated solar eclipse is still over nine months away, the Wyoming Highway Patrol has already begun to prepare for the occasion on August 21 of next year.

Since much of central Wyoming has been identified as the prime viewing area for the solar eclipse, the Highway Patrol is taking steps now to handle the increase in traffic and influx of people that are anticipated for the event.

Members of the Highway Patrol have begun working with the eclipse planning team in Casper and have also started working with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, local law enforcement, the Wyoming Office of Tourism and other eclipse coordinators to determine the best way to utilize resources during the event. As planning for the eclipse progresses, the Highway Patrol will consider how agency resources can be best utilized during the eclipse time frame, including the possibility of deploying additional troopers from non-prime viewing locations to the counties that will be in the prime viewing areas.

SheridanWyoming.com

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