Weather worn Florida residents are making the trek eastbound out of Dennis' path.
The Florida Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists that rain and wind make for dangerous driving conditions. FHP advices all drivers to slow down and take plenty of time to evacuate.
As Floridians try and escape the hurricane’s path, roadways are becoming jammed with traffic. That's why the Department of Transportation is working overtime.
For the next 24 hours DOT will be manning a phone bank for motorists seeking information should Hurricane Dennis strike.
Personnel will be available at all hours to answer calls related to detours, road closures, and other transportation needs. The toll free number is 1-888-638-0250, extension 637.