Drivers Stuck in Traffic Jam for 9 Days in China

Drivers Stuck in Traffic Jam for 9 Days in China

In China there is a terrific situation with traffic jam, which is stretching more than 100 km (62 miles) and has forced drivers to keep their feet planted on brake pedals for 9 days. – according to the state media reports.

Cars and trucks have been piling up since August 14 on the National Expressway 100, which is also known as the G110. It is the major route from Beijing to Zhangjiakou.

The gridlock, involves thousands of trucks where fender-benders and broken-down vehicles are adding to the chaos. Some drivers played cards to pass the time, while others fumed about nearby vendors taking advantage of their predicament by gouging food prices.

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Still, some opted to not take detours to avoid farther travel and toll costs.

Traffic congestion is a common problem in China.

“Insufficient traffic capacity on the National Expressway 110 caused by maintenance construction since August 19 is the major cause of the congestion,” a Beijing Traffic Management Bureau spokesman told the Global Times.

Approximately 400 police officers are patrolling the road 24 hours a day in an effort to keep the situation calm.

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