The Colorado State Patrol warned the Great American Eclipse could cause a traffic nightmare, as thousands and thousands of people travel north through Colorado towards the path of totality and then return home.
The CSP warned one crash on a crowded highway could cause delays for countless people.
Interactive traffic map: Check for delays across Colorado
There will be additional troopers, deputies, police, firefighters, ambulance crews, Colorado Department of Transportation crews, tow trucks and courtesy patrols on standby, staged on routes that include I-25 and U.S. Highway 287.
We’ve got crews out on the roads and we’re tracking the flow of traffic.
Reporter Jim Hooley is stuck in 5 mph traffic traveling south from Casper. “It’s a mess, just as we predicted it would be.”
Solar Eclipse Update-If you are headed into Colorado, please make sure you have enough fuel. We are expecting long delays traveling south to
— LETA (@LETA_911) August 21, 2017
Southbound I-25 at Chugwater is starting to show volume but moving at normal speeds. Be aware of sudden stops in traffic.
Traffic volume is normal in Colorado. Be ready for stop and go traffic on your return trip, officials warn.
Just got a report from Wyoming there is a 10-mile backup on I-25 near Glendo. Also, a stalled vehicle near Mead is causing backups as well
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) August 21, 2017
Slow and go traffic on northbound I-25 in Johnstown.
Text “ECLIPSE” to 888777 for updates from Larimer County on eclipse traffic.
Officials are asking motorists to not stop at the Colorado/Wyoming state line to take a picture of the state sign.
Northbound I-25 is slow from Johnstown to Wellington, according to Larimer County officials.