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So Far, Oregon Coast Eclipse Traffic Hasn't Happened - Yet

Published 08/19/2017 at 3:23 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

So Far, Oregon Coast Eclipse Traffic Hasn't Happened - Yet

(Newport, Oregon) – The latest updates from Lincoln County officials on the central Oregon coast indicate the big eclipse rush has not happened yet. Things are suspiciously quiet in the beach towns where the path of totality will wander through on Monday morning. As of 2 p.m., anyway.

According to Casey Miller, spokesman for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners:

“Traffic in and around Lincoln County continues to be light. At this time ODOT indicates there are no delays for traveling to and around Lincoln County.”

Expectations are for traffic increase Sunday and Monday, he said.

Current information on traffic conditions around the state should visit the Oregon Department of Transportation’s: Tripcheck - http://TripCheck.com. Oregon Coast Beach Connection also has a traffic conditions update section for the coast which funnels a variety of up-to-the-minute ODOT information onto one page.

TripCheck Mobile is a separate web site formatted specifically for low-bandwidth users. You may access the site at http://m.tripcheck.com or http://www.tripcheck.com/mobile and, by dialing 511

Other Reports from Lincoln County:

Lodging: still some vacancies for the eclipse. See these here.

MEDICAL. Samaritan Health Services clinics along the central Oregon Coast and the Mid-Willamette Valley will offer extended hours for walk-in care from Friday, Aug. 18 through Tuesday, Aug. 22. See the hospital link here.

EYE SAFETY. Make sure your glasses are ISO certified. https://eclipse.aas.org/eyesafety/iso-certification). Eclipse glasses are available throughout the County. No shortages reported. Check out this video online with your family. National Geographic Solar Eclipse 101 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxrLRbkOwKs

FUEL. Oregon Department of Energy reports fuel trucks are making daily deliveries around the clock. Even if a station runs out of fuel, it’s a temporary situation.

211. Oregon’s 211 information line is the best source of information for questions regarding Eclipse issues. Resident and visitors are encouraged to call 211 or visit 211info.org for information. Where to stay for this weekend - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour












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