The Great Crawl of China: Thousands of motorists are stranded in a massive traffic jam as people return to work from a week-long national holiday
Thousands of motorists have been left stranded in a massive traffic jam as millions of Chinese people started to return from a week-long national holiday.
Footage taken of the Beijing-Hong Kong expressway on February 2 shows traffic backing up in the capital for some 50 kilometres (31 miles).
Across the country, people were left stuck in their vehicles as people returned home before the first working day of the New Year.
While images from yesterday show driver stuck on a motorway in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Many drivers were stuck in a long traffic jam while a lucky few enjoyed clear roads in the other direction.
The country has seen rising traffic on the road since February 1 as the week-long Lunar New Year holiday drew to an end, reported the People's Daily Online.
abe.normal, Jupiter, Åland Islands, about 4 hours ago
why can't we have week long holidays?
userpete86, IrvineCA, United States, about 6 hours ago
The fact that the entire other side of the road is open reminds me of the Zipper lane in Maui, where the lane has a lane that switches which direction it can be traveled in.
I.amhere, texas, United States, about 7 hours ago
Wow I thought those highway seens where only on The waking Dead
gMilk, Milkyway, United States, about 8 hours ago
It's called back to reality.