Eclipse 2017: Less traffic than expected in Boone County

Few traffic delays

Eclipse 2017 So far less traffic than...

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - The Boone County Office of Emergency Management staffed extra 911 communication personnel for Monday to be prepared for the expected traffic of visitors and tourists for the eclipse.

The partly cloudy forecast for Boone County seems to have deterred people from coming to the area to view the total solar eclipse, however.

Hotels in Boone County were almost completely booked over the weekend, but county officials expected more people to drive into the area Monday morning.

The Missouri Department of Transportation traffic cameras have shown an average amount of drivers coming into Boone County for a typical Monday morning.

Some even said the roads seem less crowded Monday because a lot of businesses closed for the eclipse.

County officials still expect traffic to be slightly heavier once the path of totality leaves the county.

The traffic in Columbia and Boone County picked up shortly after the eclipse was over.

Staff at the Boone County Office of Emergency Management said that overall, the eclipse did not severely affect traffic or any other type of emergencies.

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