Traffic remains congested in Yellowstone

An unidentified woman watches the approaching eclipse on Monday as hundreds of other tourists stay focused on an eruption of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park. The eclipse drew large crowds to the park and many visitors stayed at the park afterward to enjoy its many sites. Yellowstone Forever / Matt Ludin

Yellowstone National Park continues to see heavy vehicle traffic in the wake of Monday’s eclipse.

Visitors enjoy museum eclipse events

Charissa Nelson, 6, shoots an arrow from a straw during a STEM event at the Museum of Idaho after the total solar eclipse over Idaho Falls on Monday. John Roark /

A handful of tourists continued to mill around Idaho Falls after Monday’s total solar eclipse, enjoying the Museum of Idaho’s offeringsfor visitors who didn’t want to sit in traffic after the celestial event.

River Walk visitors stunned by eclipse

Diana Alanis, left, and Mario Alanis, of San Jose, Calif., watch the final moments of the total solar eclipse over Idaho Falls on Monday. John Roark /

As the last of the sun’s blinding rays were blocked out by the shadow of the moon, the sun’s silver-blue corona became visible and a whoop rang out along Idaho Falls’ River Walk. Pim Jansen and Joanna Govers traveled to Idaho Falls all the way from their home in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They had been planning the trip for nearly a decade.

Eclipse exodus clogs major roads

Traffic on Interstate 15 northbound to Idaho Falls was busier than normal Monday morning prior to the eclipse. Idaho Falls was in the path of totality for Monday’s eclipse. Afternoon traffic was especially heavy as thousands of eclipse observers headed back home. Monte LaOrange /

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the time frame in which the call center received calls.

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

In this Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 photo, people gather at the Symbiosis Gathering in Ochoco State Forest in Oregon to prepare for Monday's total solar eclipse. The temporary city built from the dust in the path of eclipse totality is home for a week to about 30,000 people. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.


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