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Mid-Missouri closings due to total solar eclipse

Mid-Missouri closings due to total solar eclipse

August 20th, 2017 by News Tribune in Local News

Due to heavy crowds and traffic expected because of Monday's total solar eclipse, several government agencies have announced they will be closed for all or part of Monday.

They include:

  • Missouri State government offices in Cole County, except for "essential" personnel.
  • Supreme Court, Cole County Circuit Court and Office of the State Courts Administrator.
  • Cole County government offices, only from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson City government offices, only from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Chestnut Street will be closed through the Lincoln University campus, to make extra room for students to view the eclipse on their first day of classes.
  • Jefftran bus services — All fixed route buses, with the exception of the Capital Mall bus, will suspend service at 12:40 p.m. at the transfer point, 820 E. Miller St. The Capital Mall bus will suspend service at 12:40 p.m., at the Mall, near the entrance next to the Fuji Japanese Steakhouse. Tripper routes are scheduled to run as usual. However, it is possible that all buses (including Handiwheels) may experience delays due to the expected heavy traffic. All services are expected to resume at 2 p.m.
  • Jefftran also will be providing free shuttle service from downtown Jefferson City, near St. Peter Church, to the Eclipse Village in North Jefferson City — from approximately 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.
  • The Jefferson City Family YMCA has canceled all "land group exercise classes" on Monday.
  • Due to low visibility from the solar eclipse, the Firley YMCA's outdoor pool will be closed Monday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • William Woods University's campus in Fulton will be closed to the general public Monday, which is the first day of school.