Rush hour-like backups came early as people headed home from watching the total solar eclipse Monday afternoon.
Traffic was backing up along southbound Interstate 29 as people headed home from St. Joseph, the Kansas City district of the Missouri Department of Transportation said via Twitter.
Traffic was heavily congested in the St. Joe area and travelers were being urged to take their time before getting on the road.
The Department of Transportation advised that it was slow going on I-29 and that it was raining. Meanwhile, traffic along I-435 in Clay County was backing up.
Traffic was also heavy on Interstate 70. Areas east of Kansas City turned out to be less cloudy, offering a better view of the eclipse.