It's no secret that traffic is going to be a real bear in certain parts of the tristate due to the influx of travelers for the solar eclipse. Here's the some great info to ensure you have safe travels

The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration has compiled a list of eclipse travel resources, including real-time, state-by-state updates all on an interactive map. They even have an entire series of videos about eclipse safety.

Here are some helpful tips from the US DOT:

  • Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder during the event.
  • Exit the highway to safe location to view and/or photograph the eclipse.
  • Don’t take photographs while driving!
  • Don’t try to wear opaque eclipse glasses while operating a vehicle.
  • Turn your headlights on -- do not rely on your automatic headlights when the eclipse blocks out the sun.
  • Watch out for pedestrians along smaller roads. People may be randomly parking and walking alongside the roadside in the hours around the eclipse to get the best view.
  • Prepare for extra congestion especially on the interstates in the path on the day before, day of and day after the eclipse.
  • Avoid travel during the eclipse or in the area of the main path if you can.