The Great Eclipse Migration has begun! Travelers are already landing at Walmart’s and parking lots across the zone of totality in anticipation of Monday’s eclipse. This article from the Oregonian is a good reminder to come prepared even if you’re not planning to camp out for the show. Oregon’s population is expected to grow by over a million people for this event- think about what that will do to basic services and infrastructure- this is going to be crowded like we have never seen!
Traffic is expected to be awful from the Sunday prior until at least Tuesday morning, so as in any traffic-nightmare type situation please follow some basic precautions:
Alternative Idea: Skip the traffic, stay home and watch the whole thing on TV. It will be the single largest recorded event in history. I’m pretty sure every single channel will be carrying it live. Throw an eclipse party, invite your friends over and relax while millions of people sit in traffic. I can think of worse ways to spend the day.