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Heavy traffic in anticipation of eclipse on I-95

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Sunday is one of the most anticipated days in recent memory - the eve of the solar eclipse. 

The main route up to the totality zone cuts right through the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. A lot of you - our viewers - called us saying the interstate was a parking lot and barely moving.

I spoke with a man from Poland who flew here just for this historic event. He says - he's not alone. He knows several others that came overseas because they say they couldn't miss this.

If you're not on a mission to make it to the solar eclipse totality zone - I-95 is not a place you want to be right now.

"We got a gig tonight," said Jake Pinto, Traveler. "We gotta hit it. Hopefully, we can get there in less than 4 hours."

One man from Poland started planning and saving to travel here for the eclipse a year ago.

"I know two of my friends coming here for the same event. I will meet tomorrow," said Pawel Kalinowski.

For him - the travel and traffic are part of the trip.

"We are not stressing too much. We had a rest at Savannah for the night," said Kalinowski.

Other travelers say they expected traffic. They've qued up some music. They're on the home stretch. And - they think the eclipse will be well worth it. 

If you're also headed on the road for a better view of this eclipse - here are some important things to note from the Department of Transportation.

  • Do not take pictures of the eclipse if you're behind the wheel.
  • Turn on your headlights. Don't rely on your auto headlights.
  • But mostly - avoid traveling and driving during the time of the eclipse if you can.

For more safety tips - if you will be on the roads during the eclipse tomorrow - you can find those on our eclipse page.

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