The day is finally here, the Great American Solar Eclipse! Traffic is expected to be much like a Tennessee football game, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and like race day in Bristol. 

Expect updates on traffic conditions throughout the day on this page. 

3:15 p.m. - Very high traffic volumes on I-75 S from Athens to Cleveland.  US-27 South from Spring City through Soddy-Daisy.

12:24 p.m.  Heavy traffic in Soddy Daisy on US-27

12:01 p.m. Traffic on Interstate 75 has backed up south all the way to the Ooltewah exit 11 northbound.

11:45 a.m. 

11:42 a.m. Tennessee Highway Patrol has closed rest areas on I-75N and 75S at mile marker 45. 

11:00 a.m. - Exit 49 on I-75 in Athens is having heavy traffic. Welcome Center on I-75N in East Ridge is filling up fast. 

10:42 a.m. - Rhea County is now seeing very high traffic volumes. You should plan for major delays

10:30 a.m. -  Athens is reporting high traffic volumes near I-75 

9:40 a.m. - Dayton has some slow areas but looking good according to TDOT Smartway

9:15 a.m. - Traffic is picking up in Spring City