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WHP prohibiting oversized loads during eclipse event


July 26, 2017

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Patrol provides some tips for motorists as the 2017 Solar Eclipse event quickly approaches.

No oversize/overweight loads will be permitted in or through Wyoming from Sunday, Aug. 20 through Tuesday, Aug. 22. Oversized loads cannot travel during that time period even with a permit in hand. 

The eclipse will take place on Monday, Aug. 21.

Other tips from the WHP include:

• Be prepared for distracted drivers.

• Traffic volumes are expected to create travel congestion particularly along I-25.

• Food and fuel are likely to be limited. Plan accordingly before trav...

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