For all those who think that traffic jams in Lebanon are bad, welcome to China and the 13 day and still jammed major route from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, Xinhua.
A traffic jam stretching more than 60 miles in China has entered its 13 day with no end in sight, according to media reports.
Cars and trucks have been slowed to a crawl since August 14 on the National Expressway 110, which is also known as the G110, the major route from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, Xinhua News reported.
Officials expect the congestion to continue until workers complete construction projects on September 13, the report said. Reports state that Chinese drivers have become accustomed to the severe delays, noting a similar jam in July that slowed traffic for close to a month.
Britain’s Sky News reported that the snarls have been commonplace since May as a result of a spike in the number of trucks using the roads, with the daily peak reaching about 17,000.
Chinese national radio reported Sunday that minor traffic accidents and broken-down vehicles have complicated the traffic mess.
Approximately 400 police officers are patrolling the road 24 hours a day in an effort to keep the situation calm.