A quick visit last night to a city council meeting in Payette, just about an hour northeast of Boise. I gave a short presentation about the eclipse (below) and helped answer questions for the council and city residents, along with reps from Idaho’s Board of Tourism and Emergency Management.
One particular concern for Payette is traffic on the day of the eclipse. Lots of folks are expected to fly into Boise and the surrounding area for the eclipse and then drive up to the path of totality, which will take many of them along Hwy 95 and through Payette. City fire and police reps are trying hard to plan for any eventuality and seemed well aware of the unprecedented event headed their way.
Unfortunately, I was only in town for a few hours, so not any time to poke around. Maybe next time.