Eclipse Preparations

photo by The Verge
Staff Writer

Preparations are well underway for the solar eclipse, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, that will take place on Monday morning, Aug. 21. For eastern Idaho, the full eclipse experience will begin around 10:15 a.m. and end around 12:58 p.m. The eclipse will reach its totality around 11:33 a.m. and will last approximately 2 minutes, 18 seconds.
Brian Poole, Engineering Manager of Region 5 with the Idaho Transportation Department, said, "By next Friday, Aug. 17, all northbound and southbound lanes from milepost 104 through milepost 112 will be open. No changes will be made for the flow of traffic. Northbound motorists will travel in the northbound lanes; those people going south will travel in the southbound lanes. The total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon on the morning of Monday, Aug. 21, and move across the nation before ending in South Carolina by mid-afternoon. This is the first time since 1918 that the eclipse will cast its shadow from coast to coast.
For the complete story, read it in the Wednesday, Aug. 9, edition of the Morning News.