usa path SVS GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/25/17) —  Greenville Police Department is encouraging citizens to prepare for the possible increase in traffic and visitors during the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21. 

Citizens should plan for the event in the same manner as for a potential disaster - stock up on food supplies, water and other necessities.  If a large number of visitors stay or even travel through the county, citizens should expect delays or shortages at gas stations and stores.  An increase in visitors could affect cell phone service as well. 

There is no way to know how many spectators may come to the county during the eclipse.  It is possible the number may be small enough to go unnoticed.  

"We just want to encourage everyone to be prepared for an increased population for a few days before, during and after the event," said Greenville Police Chief Darren Harvey. 

In order for law enforcement and emergency agencies to prepare for the eclipse, they are asking all businesses, churches, civic organizations or groups to notify local law enforcement agencies if the a special event would increase spectators in the area. 

SurfKY News
Information provided by Wes Miller, GPD PIO

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