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Traffic Crawls On China's National Expressway

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Traffic Crawls On China's National Expressway

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Traffic Crawls On China's National Expressway

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China's major highway leading into Beijing has been a 60-mile long parking lot. Construction triggered the traffic jam. It's expected to be slow moving until construction ends next month.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with the morning traffic report. The National Expressway 110 in China has become a 60-mile-long parking lot, and it's been that way for 10 days. Construction triggered the jam on this highway leading into Beijing. Collisions and stalled cars added to the gridlock. The stranded drivers are playing cards and chess and buying food from mobile vendors to pass the time, which could be a while. The jam is set to last until construction ends next month.

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