On Monday, April 8, 2024, between 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk and Texas is one of 12 states in the viewing path and people travel from all over the world to view this historic event.
Lindale is in a prime location for viewing, and we expect thousands, if not tens of thousands, of visitors
What to expect:
•Influx of travelers from all over the world
•Hotels, restaurants, and businesses will be crowded
•Increased traffic in days leading to event
•EXTREME congestion and traffic after eclipse ends.
•Mass exodus of tens of thousands of travelers at once, could cause several hour delays for travel.
Things to consider for April 8th:
•Fill up gas tanks prior to the weekend
•Allow for lots of extra travel time.
•Be kind! This is a rare, one day event.
•Get eclipse glasses EARLY. They are required to view this historic celestial event.
Remember, the weather will play a HUGE part on this day and how Lindale is impacted.