Archive for August, 2010
A 62-mile-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Beijing has now entered its ninth day, with no relief in sight, according to Chinese state media.
The gridlock on the National Expressway 110, also referred to as the Beijing-Tibet expressway, began on August 14 due to a spike in truck traffic heading toward the capital, AFP reported. The problem was exacerbated by a construction project on the roadway that began five days later, a spokesman for the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau told the Global Times. Small accidents and broken-down cars have also been a factor since the congestion started.