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Heavy traffic, booked hotels in Enterprise as Hurricane Michael approaches

ENTERPRISE, Ala.-- Traffic in the City of Enterprise has not slowed down since Tuesday when evacuations were ordered for some Floridians.

The city is experiencing wall-to-wall traffic as people are displaced from their homes and Hurricane Michael approaches.
 
Traffic on HWY 167 is getting heavier as people are making their way north trying to find a safe place to go.
 
"I had to run to Auburn today and there wasn't many people coming South, but there was going North," said Enterprise resident Kenneth Smith.
 
"I have a place down there. I talked to the guy that's looking after it. He said they're expecting eleven plus wave surges there. We're right on the water," said Florida homeowner Sarah Fuller.
 
There are several hotels in Enterprise and all are completely full with no availability.
 
"All the people that live around there are all supposed to be evacuating and I hope that they do because around there is a lot of elderly people," said Fuller.
 
It isn't just Floridians passing through the City of Progress.
 
"It's a lot of out-of-state coming through. People I guess have been down there vacationing and heading back home, cutting they're vacation short," said Smith.
 
State of Emergency has been declared in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
 
Many area residents say they hope those who are traveling find a safe place to ride out the storm.
 
"Make sure they do evacuate because they say this is going to be the worst one that's ever hit down there," said Fuller.
 
"Get out and be safe but don't get in a hurry. Too many people out there on the road," said Smith.
 
The Econo Lodge in Enterprise does have availability, but they are not taking reservations only walk-ins. Other hotels around the city will be booked through Thursday.

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