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Old 08-23-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Just spotted this. I didn't think anything could make I-95 look good!

China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100823/sc_afp/chinaroadtraffic - broken link)

BEIJING (AFP) Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China's growing road congestion woes.

The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 due to a spike in traffic by cargo-bearing heavy trucks heading to the capital, and compounded by road maintenance work that began five days later, the Global Times said.

The state-run newspaper said the jam between Beijing and Jining city had given birth to a mini-economy with local merchants capitalising on the stranded drivers' predicament by selling them water and food at inflated prices.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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LOL Green,
I read the story and was trying to figure out how to send link.
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