Thursday, August 26, 2010

Frustrated at Traffic

For those who get pissed off at being in an hour of traffic, take a look at traffic near Beijing recently.

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.

It was said that the traffic would last until mid September. However, I'm sure that the government would do something about this. The road is a major artery for shipping goods and road construction seemed to bring traffic to a standstill. People took advantage of the traffic by selling food for higher prices.

This brings a new meaning to traffic.

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