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I-16 contraflow to end 4pm Saturday

I-16 contraflow began at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. (Source: WTOC) I-16 contraflow began at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. (Source: WTOC)
Ga DPS crews began closing I-16 eastbound exits ramps at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning in preparation of lane reversals. (Source: WTOC) Ga DPS crews began closing I-16 eastbound exits ramps at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning in preparation of lane reversals. (Source: WTOC)
(Source: Georgia DPS) (Source: Georgia DPS)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

I-16 will return to normal traffic access at 4:00p.m. Saturday following evacuation operations.

[READ MORE: Gov. Deal alters Chatham County evacuation order; Zone B & C now voluntary]

Governor Nathan Deal ordered an executive order on Saturday afternoon to end the contraflow operation earlier than expected due to a lack of use.

Lanes were closed to eastbound traffic on Saturday morning to allow additional lanes for evacuating westbound traffic.

The resources used for the I-16 contraflow will be relocated to areas westward to assist in additional evacuation routes.

You can review the executive order below [PDF].

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