Big crowds expected at Nashville airport after eclipse


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Long security lines and big crowds are expected at Nashville’s airport as visitors fly out from their eclipse-viewing trips.

Nashville International Airports says about 24,500 travelers passengers are scheduled to depart on flights Tuesday. On an average day, about 18,000 people fly out of the airport.

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The airport suggests arriving at least two hours early, and says the place is expected to be particularly packed in the morning.

The total solar eclipse went across a 70-mile (113-kilometer) path through Tennessee on Monday, and Nashville was the largest city in the country within that path.

The rest of the state had a minimum 90 percent eclipse.

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