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4 days till eclipse: Major traffic across Oregon

8/17/2017 (Permalink)

Traffic Backup in Prineville, Oregon

BEND, Ore. (KOIN) — With only four more days until the solar eclipse, traffic is already picking up across Oregon

Oregon State Police said there was heavy congestion on Highway 97 NB in LaPine on Wednesday and after nightfall said there was also traffic in Prineville on Highway 26 heading into a festival event. Officials said there were 800 cars an hour and the back-up was about 30 miles from the event.

Crook County officials urged people to avoid traveling Thursday and Friday due to “extremely heavy traffic.”

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