Google gets into the eclipse spirit with national congestion maps

Eclipse traffic from Atlanta to Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon 8/19 courtesy: Arthur Bass

Eclipse traffic from Atlanta to Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon 8/19 courtesy: Arthur Bass

The eclipse is here and traffic is starting to heat up. On Sunday afternoon, Google and other traffic services were starting to show congestion on highways that were on the route line for the total eclipse. Drivers caught in the traffic are sniping photos and posting to social media (like the one above). 

Google even came out with a tracking map to show you where the highways were most congested. Armed with traffic and weather maps- what else do you need? Ah yes, approved eye-wear. Unfortunately, we can not help you there. There have been some reports of people paying over $50 for a single approved pair of eclipse glasses.

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