In less than a year, a solar eclipse will be visible for part of the country. Richmond (and most of the IPR listening area) is in the path of totality, and the community has been planning for an influx of visitors since last October.
Nancy Sartain with the Richmond-Wayne County Regional Tourism Bureau says it should be a big event. Sartain says the county is in the process of setting up viewing sites, like nearby airports and golf courses, and looking to rent port-a-potties for the crowds.
Sartain says they’ll be targeting their advertising in Cincinnati and southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, Pittsburgh, and northern Michigan.
The eclipse is April 8.