The August 21st Solar Eclipse could have a significant impact on our communities. Some experts are suggesting that up to 500,000 visitors could visit the Upper Snake River Valley during the weekend of August 21st. Madison County, and the Cities of Rexburg and Sugar City, are preparing for crowds of up to 40,000.

Potential Impacts

  • Number of Potential Visitors: 40,000
  • Greatest Number to arrive on Monday August 21st, but residents should expect visitors to begin arriving up to 2 weeks before; with a surge the weekend prior to the eclipse
  • Services such as gas stations and grocery stores could run out of inventory due to greater demand
  • Roads and Highways could experience heavy traffic as visitors come into the County to view the eclipse, and especially after as they leave the region
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