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The City of Goodlettsville would like to advise our citizens and business owners to expect moderate to major traffic delays this weekend into early next week as a part of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The city has been planning for this event for the past nine months in preparation of this visitation it will generate. The projected count of visitors to our city is between 100,000 to 350,000 individuals. The city and the state expect major congestion on I-65 near exits 95, 96, 97 and 98, as well as, highways 41, 31-W, 386 (Vietnam Veterans) and 174 (Long Hollow Pike) which could lead to very heavy traffic on side roads and in neighborhoods. All City of Goodlettsville Departments will be fully staffed in response to this event. Please be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to Goodlettsville Emergency Communications at 615-859-3405 or 911 in the event of an emergency.
The City would also like to advise residents that looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality at approximately 1:28 p.m. on Monday the 21st.
The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers.
Note: Please make sure your eclipse glasses are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard