Eclipse information from City of Greensburg

City of Greensburg Announces Road Closures and Traffic Patterns for 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
Greensburg, IN – The City of Greensburg announced today their road closures and traffic pattern changes for the 2024 total solar eclipse. East Central Avenue from Big Blue Avenue to NE 80 will be closed to public traffic beginning Sunday, April 7 at 12:00 am to Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00 am, or until traffic gridlock clears. East Montgomery Road will become one way traffic from Davidson Street to Lincoln Street from Monday, April 8 at 6:00 am to Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00 am. Public safety estimates that it may take until 12:00 am on Tuesday, April 9 to get all visitors out of Greensburg. 

As a reminder, residents will receive a flyer in their utility bill in the next few weeks with the following public safety information:

  • Greensburg Community Schools and Decatur County Schools are on an e-Learning Day for Monday, April 8.
  • Greensburg trash service and Rumpke recycling service will be suspended on Monday, April 8. Double pick-up will occur on Tuesday, April 9.
  • City offices and buildings will be closed on Monday, April 8 to provide staffing support to public safety, emergency services, and more.
  • If residents want to attend eclipse events, they are encouraged to use alternate modes of transportation (walk, bike, golf carts, UTVs) due to increased traffic.
  • Visitors who follow the eclipse all over the country will park wherever they can to view the eclipse. If you wish to prevent people from camping or parking on your property, property owners have the right to block access to their property (front and back yards, driveways).
  • Residents are encouraged to run errands, fuel vehicles, and pull cash from the bank before Sunday, April 7 to help lessen the strain on cell phone/Internet network traffic and roadways.
  • For all general inquiries and questions about the event, traffic conditions, submit a complaint, ask for city services in a non-emergency manner, call (844) 260-1230. This phone number will be valid Saturday, April 6 to Tuesday, April 9. Make sure to write this phone number down, program it into your phone, or have record of it on your person.
  • Make sure to sign up for CodeRed for emergency notifications by texting DECATUR CO to 99411.

This information is essential to being prepared for the influx of visitors for the total solar eclipse. Residents are encouraged to follow the City of Greensburg on social media, visit, and watch their mail for more information and details about this exciting event in April. Be alert for other changes from city or county officials for additional road closures and restrictions as the eclipse nears.

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