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Aug. 21, 2017ST. JOSEPH, Mo. |  By: Nienow

Missouri State Highway Patrol offers eclipse driving safety tips

Thousands of visitors are in the St. Joseph, Mo. area for today's total eclipse and the additional motorists are expected to affect traffic flow. To avoid the heavist traffic, leave early and plan to stay at your viewing location until the eclipse is over.

Public Information Officer with Troop H of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sergeant Jake Angle says the main concern for the highway patrol is making sure the public is focused on driving safely. Some safe driving tips for viewing the eclipse include avoiding travel during the eclipse or in the area of totality; don't wear eclipse glasses while driving; make sure you have a full tank of gas; and bring water and snacks.