Gov. Ricketts, state agencies outline preparations for the Great American Eclipse

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies outlined their plans ahead of the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse, a rare event, will be visible across Nebraska and is predicted to bring as many as half a million visitors to the state to see the rare occurrence. For a short period of time, the moon will block out the sun’s light, across approximately 468.4 miles of Nebraska, from the border with Wyoming to Falls City. Large crowds, long lines, and heavy traffic are expected at eclipse events in the path of totality across the state.
“We are excited to welcome visitors from around the globe to beautiful Nebraska to witness this rare phenomenon as it crosses our great state,” said Governor Ricketts. “The wide open spaces of Nebraska offer great viewing locations. We invite visitors to come to Nebraska and make a weekend of the event by visiting communities across the state which are hosting great events. Ahead of this weekend, we are also encouraging Nebraskans to prepare for heavy travel across the state, and to make their eclipse viewing or regular work plans accordingly.”

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