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Airlines scramble, traffic in tangle as Florida residents hurry out of Irma's way

Flights cancelled, while some say airfares have been inflated; hurricane to hit sometime this weekend

Gridlock as families head north on the Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys near Islamorada on Wednesday. The Keys are among the first areas to come under a mandatory evacuation order.


WHETHER by plane, car or train, hundreds of thousands of people scrambled to get out of south Florida on Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Irma, a storm system forecasters say is the most powerful to hit the Atlantic Coast in more than a decade....