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VDOT: Drivers should use extra caution if travelling during the partial solar eclipse

Crystal Graham
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Reduced visibility is possible for drivers on highways during the partial solar eclipse on Monday, April 8.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to keep their eyes on the road during this celestial event.

VDOT says drivers should not pull over or park on shoulders or ramps of highways to view or photograph the eclipse. VDOT suggests finding a safe location to view the eclipse.

Drivers are encouraged to turn on their headlights.

VDOT says that drivers should not wear eclipse sunglasses while driving.

Expect congestion along the highways as the sky darkens and even after the eclipse as travelers return to the road.

Enter your address to find when you will see the eclipse.

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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