Just to have a single thread to post the silliness seen locally (your locally) over the Great Eclipse. It will be a nothing-burger here in South-Central AK as the little bit that might be seen will be well hidden by overcast.... Elsewhere, however..... The Oregon National Guard is on standby at Salem Airport in cause of any panic or emergencies in expected huge crowds as people flock in their thousands to watch the phenomenon. Lt Col Brian Houston, a pilot in charge of the National Guard’s airbase, said: “If the roads become clogged we could use local law enforcement to create a landing zone on a local roadway.” Ready to go on a moment's notice, the guard has a Blackhawk helicopter, and two smaller helicopters, in Salem, and another Blackhawk in nearby Prineville. I am going to be most interested in reports of road block/ traffic jam etc as this develops. Please post here as we are outside the news coverage except for the (cr@p) that passes for the "National News" lie machine. Thanks in advance.