It's not your imagination... there is a lot more traffic on I-10 WB, with Floridians fleeing ahead of Hurricane Michael.
State troopers and Mobile police are making adjustments, to lessen the congestion at the tunnels.
Evacuees are being urged to get off I-10 at Hwy 59 (Loxley, Exit #44) and head to I-65.
Semi-trucks are being diverted to the Cochran-Africatown bridge.
And we're ALL being asked to be patient and understanding, because evacuees can't go East or North... they need to go West to avoid this hurricane.
As evacuees head out of the path of Hurricane Michael, we are seeing nearly double the amount of traffic on the AL/FL line. This may cause for congestion in some areas.— ALDOT Mobile Area (@ALDOTMobileArea) October 9, 2018
Remember to use caution on the roadway. Avoid distractions and follow the designated speed limit.
Due to congestion at Wallace Tunnel, evacuees traveling westbound on I-10 are encouraged to take SR-59 at exit 44 in Loxley to reach I-65 as an alternate route.— ALDOT Mobile Area (@ALDOTMobileArea) October 9, 2018
With assistance from the Mobile Police Department, ALDOT is diverting semi-trucks traveling westbound on I-10, at exit 27 to the Cochran-Africatown Bridge. Semi trucks will then take I-165 northbound to I-65 southbound in order to get back on I-10.— ALDOT Mobile Area (@ALDOTMobileArea) October 9, 2018
And even Eastbound traffic is being affected. Causeway traffic being moved to the Bayway, so cars can get off WB I-10 easier...
Motorists traveling eastbound on the causeway (US-90) are being diverted onto eastbound I-10 in order to provide the I-10 westbound off-ramp traffic (exit 30) more access to the westbound causeway in an effort to alleviate congestion.— ALDOT Mobile Area (@ALDOTMobileArea) October 9, 2018