50-lane traffic jam causes havoc on Chinese highway
Snarl caused by millions returning home to Beijing after holiday
BEIJING, China – And you think your daily commute is long?
New images out of China show just horrific a traffic jam can actually be.
Buzzfeed shared pictures of massive gridlock on the 50-lane Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway earlier this week.
The highway, one of the busiest in the entire country, was the victim of a perfect storm of traffic mayhem.
Some blamed the foggy weather, while others say it was caused by millions of Chinese returning to Beijing after a holiday.
But the real blame was placed on the decision to open a new checkpoint on the road that merged the 50 lanes down to a measly 20.
So next time you curse the Palmetto or I-95, realize that things can always be worse.
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