A 62-mile traffic jam going into Beijing, China has entered its 10th day. Roadside vendors have quadrupled prices on noodles. Interviewed drivers say they’re not leaving because alternate routes would use up more gas.
It’s sort of like the extreme version of not wanting to switch lines at the grocery store because you’ve already stood in the current one so long.
The delays are said to be caused by maintenance trucks bringing in construction supplies to the city.
100-km Chinese traffic jam enters Day 9 [CBC News]