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Traffic increases on I-95 as residents evacuate

Traffic increases on I-95 as residents evacuate. (WPEC)

Traffic along I-95 Northbound continues to increase every hour, as many residents are heading out of town.

"It's been rough Turnpike has been very slow."

Bill Mesa and his family are headed to Georgia. They left early Thursday morning from Miami on the Turnpike. He says now he regrets that decision.

"Some parts you're doing 65 mph, then other parts you go down to 10 mph, then standing," Mesa said.

Like many in South Florida, preparing for Hurricane Irma started with a full tank of gas. However, Mesa says finding gas was a huge problem from the start in Miami.

"I had to sit in a line at night for an hour," Mesa said. "We got three containers of gas, because we were a little worried that we might get stranded."

Mesa, and plenty of others, filled up in Palm City where gas is plentiful.

As far as Turnpike traffic, it continues to get heavier as the day progresses.


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