Solar Eclipse: What you need to know

On April 8th, 2024, Logan County will be directly in the path of a total solar eclipse. This is an exciting and unique experience for our community. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from Ohio was in 1806, and it will not be visible from Ohio again until 2099. 

We want to ensure that our customers are informed on what to expect with this eclipse so they can properly prepare for this event. The information we will share below is compiled from local and state organizations for informational purposes for our customers and community. 

Solar Eclipse FAQs

Q: When will the eclipse begin?

A: The eclipse will begin around 2:30 pm on April 8th.

Q: Will Citizens Federal's lobby and drive-thru have special hours due to the eclipse?

A: Yes. Our lobby and drive-thru will close at 12:30 pm on Monday, April 8th. Otherwise, we expect to be open our normal business hours leading up to and following April 8th. 

Q: Will there be a lot of people traveling to Logan County for this event?

A: Based on what similar communities experienced with previous eclipse events, Logan County is expecting a large influx of visitors to arrive to view the eclipse, primarily between April 6th - April 8th.

Q: What should I expect with such a large influx of visitors to our local area?

A: Expect, potentially, severe traffic congestion throughout Logan County leading up to, during, and immediately following the eclipse. Also, anticipate the possibility of network disruptions due to the large influx of people, impacting internet service, phone service, and debit card and credit card usage. We do not know for certain what this event will look like for Logan County, but disruptions of these sorts are certainly possible. 

Q: How can I prepare for this event?

A: Get eclipse glasses early for safe viewing of the eclipse. Consider buying groceries and filling your gas tanks by April 5th in case temporary shortages occur due to the influx of visitors. Plan ahead so that essential banking errands and tasks are handled by April 5th due to the likelihood of traffic making it difficult for customers to reach the Citizens Federal branch in downtown Bellefontaine. Consider carrying cash so you are prepared in the event of credit and debit card network disruptions. 




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