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State Police Joins State Agencies Preparing for Solar Eclipse


The New York State Police have announced that they have begun working alongside other state agencies in preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th. The eclipse will take place around 3pm in New York State.

“The New York State Police is committed to keeping New Yorkers safe and is prepared for any potential increase in traffic the eclipse may bring. Viewing the eclipse from designated areas and preparing for unpredictable weather are some safety tips individuals should keep in mind. We want all New Yorkers and those who visit our great state to have a safe and unforgettable eclipse viewing experience.”

Said New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven G. James.

State Police say they will coordinate with local law enforcement for the expected increase in traffic and large gatherings taking place across Western and Central New York. With this, motorists can expect to see an increase in patrols and the deployment of additional troopers.

Drivers are being asked by State Police to use extra caution when traveling in areas impacted by the eclipse and to allow for extra time heading to your destination. State Police also remind those planning to witness the eclipse, to not stop on highways and to utilize designated viewing areas.

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