Hundreds take advantage of viewing spots in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A big line formed at Thoroughbred Park on Monday morning. The park is one of the Eclipse viewing sites being hosted by the city of Lexington.

While Lexington won't experience a total eclipse, it will be pretty close at 95%. Many people who came out wanted to get their hands on a pair of those highly sought-after glasses so they can safely view the phenomenon.

"It's what quarter to 11? They start distributing glasses at 1. Are we crazy standing out here in the sun for 2 1/2 hours? I think so," said one person.

Parks and Recreation provided 500 pairs at Thoroughbred Park, 200 at McConnell Springs, and 200 at Raven Run.

The city will begin passing out glasses to the hundreds already in line at one o clock. Sav's Chill, A Cup of Common Wealth, and Chocolate Holler are also at Thoroughbred Park offering Eclipse day deals.

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