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Think your commute is bad? Thousands stranded in 50-lane traffic jam in China

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-08 11:06:20-04

Your daily commute has nothing on this massive traffic jam in China.

Thousands of vacationers returning home were stranded on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway outside of Beijing on Wednesday.

 

 

The traffic jam formed on the final day of the "Golden Week," a seven-day holiday which Chinese citizens often use for travel. 

 

 

The Daily Mail reported the congestion was caused by a checkpoint beyond a tollbooth, which shrunk the highway from a width of 50 lanes to just 20.

 

 

Video shows drivers leaving their cars to pass the time with a stroll on the highway.

 

 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.

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