Wyoming has been preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse for six months

Published: Aug. 15, 2017 at 9:39 AM CDT
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Byron Mathews from Cheyenne City and Fire Rescue stopped by the morning show to give us some advice on what you can do to make sure you are prepared for the total solar eclipse.

You want to make sure you have the proper eclipse viewing glasses, and that they aren't scratched or damaged. There are many places out there selling fake glasses, so you want to make sure you check to see if your glasses are real. Some places you still can get glasses are Lowes, Pilot, Maverik, and Love's.

Once you have the proper eye protection it's imperative you fill up on gas, get your medications, your groceries and cash if you need it, before Friday or even before Monday. Wyoming won't run out of fuel or food, however there will be more than 250,000 here to view the eclipse. The state is anticipating bad traffic.

There will be an impact on services throughout the state, including cell phone services and internet services, they will either be really slow or non-existent. If you need to get in contact with someone it's best to have a landline or be with that person, you want to make sure you have separate plans in place for communication.

The influx of visitors Wyoming is expecting could start arriving in state from early Friday to Saturday and will be here until Tuesday or Wednesday. Monday there will be the most delays, anticipate a heavier than usual traffic flow from Friday to Tuesday.

The State has been preparing for the total solar eclipse for about 6 months now, and since totality will be in smaller towns, bigger cities like Cheyenne, Casper, and Natrona county are lending services to the smaller towns to help out with the traffic.

Wyoming is looking to provide the highest level of service for those who are traveling to view the total solar eclipse and it's residents.

For more information check out the interview for the morning show.