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Old 10-09-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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What's the worst traffic jam you have experienced till now.

My worst Jam was along the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95). I experienced a 70 minute delay along the GWB that day. Absolutely monstrous. People visiting NYC, AVOID THE CROSS BRONX AT ALL COSTS .
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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405 Southbound from LA to Orange County is pretty horrific during the day when the average speed is about 5 mph. The stop and go driving seems like it will never end and goes on for hours. Your eyes will literally burn from the exhaust fumes coming out of all the vehicles in front of you. But at least it will keep you from falling asleep.
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What's the worst traffic jam you have experienced till now.

My worst Jam was along the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95). I experienced a 70 minute delay along the GWB that day. Absolutely monstrous. People visiting NYC, AVOID THE CROSS BRONX AT ALL COSTS .
I got stuck on a Cross Bronx Expressway jam. We tried driving on the shoulder, unfortunately the shoulder got backed up.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Not necessarily the jam that was the problem...

Traveling alone on Hwy 5 between LA and Stockton years ago (one of my road trips I treasured while single ), the fog blew in and it occurred to me that "this is how those 70 car pile ups happen".

I've never been so freaked out in my life, as I and everyone else tried to maintain a straight line and ~ 15 mph for what seemed like an eternity - you couldn't see the front of your own hood - any faster or slower and the 70 car pile up would be a reality.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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London, a heavy snowfall during the evening rush hour.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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405 Southbound from LA to Orange County is pretty horrific during the day when the average speed is about 5 mph. The stop and go driving seems like it will never end and goes on for hours. Your eyes will literally burn from the exhaust fumes coming out of all the vehicles in front of you. But at least it will keep you from falling asleep.
The worst traffic jam I ever experienced was on the southbound 405 through the Sepulveda Pass on my way to my internship in West LA. It actually wasn't that the traffic jam was that bad, but that I was stuck in the only slow-moving lane while all the traffic to my left was traveling at 60+ MPH. I was driving a clunker that would have 0 chance of getting up to the speed of traffic from a dead stop. I think this jam ended up costing me about an hour.

After that I figured out the best way to enjoy Los Angeles is to drive as infrequently as possible.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I got stuck on a Cross Bronx Expressway jam. We tried driving on the shoulder, unfortunately the shoulder got backed up.
LOL . That's typical NYC highway Driving. It used to happen quite often when my dad drove along the LIE and BQE. When I was a child, my family lived in New Hyde Park, basically the border between queens and long island. We visited our relatives in NJ every 2 months, and got stuck in some pretty horrific jams. But all of them pale in comparison to the "Cross Bronx Stagnation".
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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My family used to drive to Bayonne, NJ from Maryland around Thanksgiving time. It was one big traffic jam the entire way up. To make matters worse, this is when the Fresh Kills landfill was open, so we got to crawl along 440, breathing in the odor of NYC's garbage.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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My family used to drive to Bayonne, NJ from Maryland around Thanksgiving time. It was one big traffic jam the entire way up. To make matters worse, this is when the Fresh Kills landfill was open, so we got to crawl along 440, breathing in the odor of NYC's garbage.
I run that route regularly when I need to reach JFK from central NJ. Typically 440 is free flowing near the landfill area. Was there, by any chance a bad accident along your way.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Leaving downtown San Francisco. Takes about 45 minutes to go 1/2 mile or so on surface streets. Eight lanes converge into one poorly designed on-ramp with one lane, so the entire route is gridlocked. That's just regular leaving San Francisco. Take BART, or wait until about 7:30. The worst unusual traffic jam was 880 between 238 and the San Mateo bridge. It's 3.5 miles or so, took over an hour.
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