Dennis Traffic

After Dennis
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State troopers warn of delays and possible hazards Monday with tens of thousands of evacuees from Hurricane Dennis returning to the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama.

They also raised another concern. Troopers say there is no gasoline available on Interstate 65 between Evergreen and Bay Minette due to power outages.

Trooper spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt urges motorists to wait before traveling south on I-65 or find alternate routes. The high traffic and several minor crashes have caused lengthy delays.

She says there are also still problems with flooding and debris.

Earnhardt says traffic is getting heavier on Alabama interstates and that road closures in the Florida Panhandle are causing "major congestion" on Interstate 10.

Authorities expect traffic to get heavier throughout the day as more people return to the roadways for the drive back home.