All across the country on Monday, millions of people hit the road to watch the total solar eclipse. Traffic cops were prepared for bad backups, and they got them — particularly after the once-in-a-century event was over.
Below are GIFs showing how the traffic evolved across the day in seven cities along the path of totality.
Salem, Oregon: Total eclipse began at 10:17 a.m. local time
Idaho Falls, Idaho: Total eclipse began at 11:33 a.m. local time
Casper, Wyoming: Total eclipse began at 11:42 a.m. local time
Gothenburg, Nebraska: Total eclipse began at 11:55 a.m. local time
Kansas City, Missouri: Total eclipse began at 1:08 p.m. local time
Nashville: Total eclipse began at 1:27 p.m. local time
Aiken, South Carolina: Maximum eclipse happened at 2:42 p.m. local time
Entire United States:
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