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Prineville bears brunt of early eclipse traffic

Symbiosis attendees reported to have been in traffic for 3 hours.

Central Oregon’s population is swelling with people as thousands of visitors arrive for the total solar eclipse, and Prineville has seen the brunt of the congestion. 18 more words

Bend Bulletin

State monitors traffic trouble spots, 600+ events amid countdown to eclipse

Travelers getting in place for the Monday morning eclipse are already creating some big traffic backups.

But state authorities at Oregon’s Emergency Coordination Center in Salem said Thursday that there are signs people are following directions. 39 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

Oregon fast tracks $30 million I-205 widening project

State officials took steps Thursday to help give some Portland-area commuters a quicker, safer trip by fast-tracking a project to cut congestion on Interstate 205. 42 more words

The Oregonian

Eclipse festival traffic crawls through Prineville as small towns prepare for weekend

Prineville has never seen traffic like this.

Officials in the Central Oregon town of less than 10,000 said they expect between 8,000 and 10,000 vehicles will roll through on two different highways Thursday. 36 more words

The Oregonian

Eclipse traffic already backing up in Central Oregon

East of Prineville, traffic backed up 14 miles Wednesday night.

Traffic was backed up 14 miles Wednesday night along U.S. Highway 26 east of Prineville as thousands of people converged on Central Oregon for events surrounding Monday’s total eclipse of the sun. 18 more words

Bend Bulletin

Commuters outweigh summer tourists in Bend

Tourists often take the heat for crowding Bend, but residents are on the road, too.

Those in Bend know what the city looks like on a peak summer day. 59 more words

Bend Bulletin

2017 solar eclipse: Truck drivers want to avoid the eclipse traffic crush

The US has solar-eclipse fever. One side effect: epic traffic jams.

Airfares have surged to cities near the path of the Aug. 21 event, the first total solar eclipse visible coast-to-coast in the US since 1918. 57 more words

Dept. Of Transportation