Traffic Jam Stretches Over 60 Miles, Nine Days
A traffic jam on China's Beijing-Tibet Expressway that started nine days ago is still going strong, stretching over 60 miles. Drivers are playing cards on the road, and some have suggested holding concerts to entertain stranded motorists. 60 miles!
Click to viewThe traffic jam is due largely to construction on the highway, which is supposed to go on for another month at least (ouch). Drivers stuck in the congestion, many of them truck drivers, would rather wait it out than take detours and pay more in gas. And to make matters worse, vendors from surrounding towns are gouging prices: "Instant noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion," one driver told Xinhua News Agency.
As shitty as this traffic jam sounds, it's not the longest on record. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest traffic jam in history was 109 miles long between Lyon and Paris on one day in 1980.
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