emergency planning Oregon Officials Say They're Ready For Eclipse By Chris Lehman • Aug 15, 2017 Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 1:00 A million people may flock to Oregon over the coming week to view the total eclipse of the sun. State officials said Tuesday that they're as prepared as they can possibly be. Oregon Crossroads Town Plans Emergency Routes To Bypass Eclipse Gridlock By Tom Banse • Aug 11, 2017 Paul Brennan / PIxabay - tinyurl.com/y94fplps Listen Listening... / 1:07 The clock is ticking. We're just days away from the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. But we'll learn sooner than that whether huge crowds cause traffic gridlock in the eclipse's path. One central Oregon city is not taking any chances.