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The 60-mile traffic jam, which we previously covered here, could last until mid-September, officials say.

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A truck driver washed himself Monday after more than two days in the jam on an entrance ramp to the highway.

From the WSJ,

Traffic has been snarled along the outskirts of Beijing and is stretching toward the border of Inner Mongolia ever since roadwork on the Beijing-Tibet Highway started Aug. 13. The following week, parts of a major road circling Beijing were closed, further tightening overburdened roadways.

As the jam on the highway, also known as National Highway 110, passed the 10-day mark Tuesday, local authorities dispatched hundreds of police to keep order and to reroute cars and trucks carrying essential supplies, such as food or flammables, around the main bottleneck. There, vehicles were inching along little more than a third of a mile a day.

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A driver napped under his truck on an entrance ramp to the clogged highway

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Drivers have been passing the time by sleeping, walking around, or playing cards and chess.

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Peddlers set up stalls on the side of the road to sell food on water on Aug. 18 to those stuck in the traffic jam.

For a slideshow with more photos and video, visit WSJ

Comments
  • 1/14/11
    yinfire
    I'm glad I don't live there
  • 9/18/10
    TOONCAT
    man that is just sad!!!! TT^TT
  • 9/15/10
    haruhichan16
    waaaa the whole time in the traffic!! ><.
  • 9/12/10
    AngelsChi318
    ...omg... and i thought traffic on 66 was bad...this just sucks they are all probably thinking FML...
  • 9/12/10
    TYPEHAZARD
    poor guys hope they get out soon.
  • 9/10/10
    ily_zero
    poor people. XD
  • 9/9/10
    mawashigeri
    at least it is warm. imagine if it was winter time. that would be ridiculous
  • 9/9/10
    videling
    I would leave the truck lock her and walk home!
  • 9/9/10
    stupid_loser_girl92
    I wish I could go to China right now and ask how everyone is doing in Chinese...I hope they're fine.
  • 9/8/10
    alyte
    just glad i'm not there.
  • 9/8/10
    kaiyukichan
    i never knew trafic could get so bad.... how could anyone let it get to this?
  • 9/8/10
    kittykyo
    is that man washing himself....? o.o
  • 9/8/10
    dburr
    Geez, and I thought the 405 was bad...
  • 9/8/10
    FinalYuRiPa
    Seriously though, did they even warn the people about roadwork, so they wouldn't have to go through this?