Charleston, SC (WLTX)- Drivers are already hitting the road ahead of a proposed evacuation for people living along the South Carolina coast.

South Carolina Highway Patrol says I-26 West near the North Charleston rest area has increased traffic as many people try to head out ahead of Hurricane Matthew.

Governor Nikki Haley said Tuesday more than one million people from the coast are expected to evacuate.

The lane reversals to ease the evacuation process should begin around 3 p.m.

Read More: SC Evacuations and Lane Reversals: What You Need to Know

South Carolina Highway Patrol is urging drivers to expect delays and be patient during the process.

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