One of Florida's biggest traffic jams has cleared, and frenzied Phish fans settled in Friday for one of the state's biggest millennium celebrations.
At least 75,000 revelers choked Alligator Alley -- south Florida's main east-west highway -- in a 20-mile, 36-hour traffic nightmare this week as they headed to a concert by the rock band Phish in the middle of a Seminole Indian reservation in the Everglades.
"It's all clear now, finally," Trooper Vernon Slater of the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. "But tomorrow it will be bad again, in the opposite direction."
Thousands of cars, vans and trucks created a bumper-to-bumper traffic tie-up Wednesday and Thursday on four-lane Interstate 75.
Impatient fans gave up on their cars and trudged, ran or skateboarded down the side of the road.
One man was killed Wednesday when he fell under the wheels of a motor home.
Tens of thousands of Phish fans were camped out at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.