Indiana State Police responded to multiple crashes on I-65 ahead of solar eclipse | Eclipse

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Indiana State Police are encouraging people to take precautions ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024. It will be the first since the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and the last until August 2044. Louisville will be at 99.3% totality, when the eclipse occurs between 1:49 pm and 3:07 pm, but There are parts of southern Indiana that will be at 100%, including Jasper, Paoli and Seymour..

ISP Sergeant. Stephen Wheeles said traffic increased on major highways in southern Indiana this weekend. Police have reported multiple crashes on Interstate 65.

Wheeles said people should plan to arrive early, stay and leave if they are interested in seeing the solar eclipse. Police also recommend people fill their gas tanks before driving, in addition to packing food and drinks.

“Indiana State Police will have additional troopers monitoring traffic to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.” Wheeles posted on Facebook.

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