Traffic in constant flow on I-75

Traffic in constant flow on I-75

Roads are still a little heavy as evacuees leave the state and head to their homes. 

Nicole Butler and Erica Sharper traveled up and down I-75 to get a better look at the traffic with everyone out on the roadways. 

Hitting the road, we headed out to I-75, and getting out of Macon wasn't easy.

Debra Tehimas from Clermont, Florida says it was really the only bump in the road.

"In the beginning of 75, it was pretty bad, but right now, it's kind of smooth sailings," Tehimas says.

She says the rest areas are more congested than the roads, but Tehimas remembers the bumper-to-bumper traffic just a few days ago when they evacuated from Florida.

"It was like a parking lot. It wasn't going anywhere for a while," she says.

So she wasn't taking any chances. Packing up the dog and checking bags, she hit the road while traffic was still flowing.

With hundreds of Florida license plates whizzing by, we noticed lots of people carrying gallons of gas after Georgia's governor warned of fuel shortages. 

Stopping to fill up Orlando native, Jay Rivers says it isn't the traffic he's worried about, it's the gas.

"I was shocked at how much traffic it actually wasn't. I mean, getting gas was the hardest part of it all. When we first started leaving, it was like $2.59 - $2.69, now it's like $2.89, almost $3, so gas has been crazy, but we kind of get it -- it's supply and demand right now," he says.

Rivers has high hopes that the roads will stay clear so his family can get home quickly, but most of all, safely. 

Many people we spoke to said traffic may be lighter today due to so many people that headed back home on Tuesday. 

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