The City of Erie wants residents to be prepared for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse. The City of Erie is the only major city in Pennsylvania in the direct path of totality for April 8th's eclipse. 

City officials are saying residents should be prepared for the following: 

  • Heavy traffic due to the influx of visitors. Residents should limit unnecessary travel in downtown Erie and on State Routes and Interstates.
  • City Hall will be closed to the public to help reduce expected traffic downtown.
  • At 2:02 p.m., the moon will start blocking the sun. The Total Eclipse lasts from 3:16 to 3:20 p.m., with the sky returning to normal by 4:30 p.m.

 More information on the City of Erie's eclipse plan can found on here