I-75 in Gainesville nearly empty hours before Hurricane Irma arrives

I-75 near Gainesville.

One of the fears Alachua County leaders had in the days before Hurricane Irma was the thought of motorists trapped on a clogged I-75.

The county opened 18 shelters to make sure they were prepared.

Pictures of the highway tonight shows either leaders had nothing to worry about or people heeded their warning to evacuate and take shelter before the hurricane hit.

It's not just I-75, CBS 4 Gainesville reporters say the city is mostly a ghost town right now.

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