OT - "FedEx is closely monitoring ... solar eclipse ..."

Bob W-PDML pdml at web-options.com
Fri Aug 18 16:32:03 EDT 2017

They should just stay at home and close their eyes for 2.5 minutes.

> On 18 Aug 2017, at 21:15, Darren Addy <pixelsmithy at gmail.com> wrote:
> You guys can laugh, but the extra traffic is already causing problems
> in Oregon. A person who works at a gas station on the interstate in SW
> Idaho posted "SO  MANY  PEOPLE."
> There are reports of some areas where gas stations are out of fuel.
> I'm making sure that my tanks are topped off all weekend, because I
> need to go almost 2 hours away to my chosen spot.
> Scientific American has a map on this page showing that travelers will
> converge on a set of highways that meet the centerline of the eclipse.
> Like small rivers flowing into a larger one, this pattern will amplify
> the congestion at points such as Salem, Ore., Idaho Falls and
> Columbia, S.C.
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/maximize-your-odds-of-seeing-the-great-american-solar-eclipse/
> People are here from all over the world. My sister-in-law came to
> visit and says there are people at her hotel in Kearney, Nebraska from
> Canada and Japan (and that's just the two she happens to know about).
> Sadly, clouds are becoming a real concern for Nebraska, for Monday...
> but I'm not chasing it. I'm going to my spot and if it happens, it
> happens (and I hope to capture it). But, come Tuesday, I may be one
> disappointed pup.
> Darren Addy
> Kearney, Nebraska

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