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iShater
Aug 23, 2010, 02:40 PM
Worst traffic jam ever? Gridlock spans 60 miles (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38812252/ns/world_news-asiapacific)

And I thought driving out of Chicago Friday afternoon is a disaster!
:eek:

jav6454
Aug 23, 2010, 02:42 PM
And I thought LA traffic was bad.

stridemat
Aug 23, 2010, 02:42 PM
:eek: and its happened before. The Chinese Government must realise they have a problem?

R94N
Aug 23, 2010, 03:36 PM
That's amazingly bad.

(I think this belongs in the Current Events section, though)

RawBert
Aug 23, 2010, 03:39 PM
OK, Maybe card games in the car... but chess???? :confused:

Makes the 405 look like The Autobahn.

iShater
Aug 23, 2010, 03:41 PM
(I think this belongs in the Current Events section, though)

Request submitted.

Abstract
Aug 23, 2010, 06:02 PM
It would probably be quicker for the Chinese government to have an adjacent highway built.

iJohnHenry
Aug 23, 2010, 06:17 PM
It would probably be quicker for the Chinese government to have an adjacent highway built.

Highway??

Just how many lanes does this cart path have?? ;)

rhett7660
Aug 23, 2010, 10:29 PM
What makes it worse, is there is no relief until Sept!!! You have got to be kidding me.... yikes doesn't even begin to describe this.

Abstract
Aug 24, 2010, 12:15 AM
Highway??

Just how many lanes does this cart path have?? ;)

Answer: None. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIthEM6pDqw&feature=search

ohaithar
Aug 24, 2010, 12:30 AM
Some drivers have complained of price gouging. One truck driver, identified by his last name Huang, told the Global Times that "instant noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion.
Wonderful, Capitalism @ it's finest in a communist country

Ttownbeast
Aug 24, 2010, 12:34 AM
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Chundles
Aug 24, 2010, 12:34 AM
Roadworks??

Really??

Are they sure they're not just building the road in front of them as they go?

Ttownbeast
Aug 24, 2010, 12:37 AM
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NathanCH
Aug 24, 2010, 02:11 AM
9 days and no aerial photos? What

skunk
Aug 24, 2010, 02:23 AM
I hope all the drivers are equipped with roadwoks.

Dagless
Aug 24, 2010, 04:56 AM
9 days! They don't do things by half in China. Get driving America or Russia, we can't let those Chinese win.

iJohnHenry
Aug 24, 2010, 08:00 AM
Are they sure they're not just building the road in front of them as they go?

Why not? Worked for the railroads. ;)

leomac08
Aug 24, 2010, 11:59 AM
I have been in similar traffic....

one time on June 2009 on my way from LA to Las Vegas....

There was a horrible car accident on the I-5 that I recalled speding 3 hours in traffic. Traffic was stopped completly that everybody turned off their cars and got outside at the 115 degree temperatures and started playing soccer, taking pictures, sitting down in the freeway...

I would say traffic was backed up for a good 15-20 miles. :rolleyes:

Sdashiki
Aug 24, 2010, 01:45 PM
I dont see how "The Red Dragon" can ever awaken if their infrastructure is so laughable right now.

Expand beyond their means a little too quickly? :confused:

Ttownbeast
Aug 24, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Consultant
Aug 24, 2010, 03:09 PM
Lazy bums need to dig out their bicycles again.

60 miles, even going at 10MPH is 6 hours.

I average around 20 MPH, but probably not in that polluted air though.


Roadworks??

Really??

Are they sure they're not just building the road in front of them as they go?

Train Track Laying Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFE8nmKpmXY

phillipjfry
Aug 24, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Train Track Laying Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFE8nmKpmXY

probably the coolest 5 minutes spent on youtube

rhett7660
Aug 24, 2010, 04:33 PM
^ I agree. That was freaking sweet! Thanks for the share.

Consultant
Aug 24, 2010, 04:36 PM
probably the coolest 5 minutes spent on youtube

^ I agree. That was freaking sweet! Thanks for the share.

=) Now we just have to find a way to send it to those stuck in the traffic jam. ;)

pukifloyd
Aug 24, 2010, 09:18 PM
Train Track Laying Train:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFE8nmKpmXY

Thanks for the link. This video is super cool :)

fcortese
Aug 25, 2010, 08:41 AM
It took 10 days to clear!! Any "rest stops" or port-a-potties along the way?

mscriv
Aug 25, 2010, 05:08 PM
I have been in similar traffic....

one time on June 2009 on my way from LA to Las Vegas....

There was a horrible car accident on the I-5 that I recalled speding 3 hours in traffic. Traffic was stopped completly that everybody turned off their cars and got outside at the 115 degree temperatures and started playing soccer, taking pictures, sitting down in the freeway...

I would say traffic was backed up for a good 15-20 miles. :rolleyes:

My sister and her family were stuck in a traffic jam like that on a trip once. I think she said something like 6 hours. My favorite part of the story is that kids were out of their cars drawing pictures in the middle of the interstate with sidewalk chalk. I could only think of how crazy it must have been the next day for drivers who didn't know what happened when they drove by chalk art at 60 miles an hour. "What the...?!?" :D

Abstract
Aug 26, 2010, 04:16 AM
"Why is there so much chalk art? And why oh why does it smell like hot urine along the entire road?"