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China traffic jam enters 9th day

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Imagine calling work one morning and saying, “I’m stuck in traffic. I’ll try to get there by the end of the week.”

And we grumble about an hour or two. Outside Beijing, an epic traffic jam is entering its ninth day. The thing is more than 60 miles long, according to Chinese media.

A recent traffic jam in Beijing (Photo by Getty Images)

Construction is blamed for this mother of all slowdowns. And the construction will continue until the middle of September.

Some drivers are passing time by playing cards. Others by gouging their fellow motorists, according to Chinese reports.

A truck driver surnamed Huang said that he suffered “double blows.”

“Instant noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion,” he said.

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Scott Sunde

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