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By Scott Schulte
Pine Bluffs Post Reporter 

Eclipse weekend advice: Stay home and be prepared


August 17, 2017

Scott Schulte

Burns EMS Supervisor Jeff Bartels explains to members of the Burns City Council and those in attendance what to expect when visitors merge on Wyoming and especially our area. Stay home was his best advice.

Have plans for this weekend?

Jeff Bartels, Burns EMS Supervisor has a great idea for people in our area.

"Stay home," Bartels said during the Burns City Council meeting. "Try not to plan on going anywhere."

Bartels said the Wyoming Highway Patrol is expecting an influx of visitors that could exceed 350,000 people. The excitement is over Monday's solar eclipse with some of the best viewing of the eclipse taking place right along I-80 and I-25 in Wyoming.

"To give you an idea of what is expected," Bartesl said. "Highway patrol is estimating driving from Denver to Cheyenne to take 17 hours."...

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