Going Nowhere: Traffic Jam Enters Ninth Day – Yahoo! News UK:
Hundreds of trucks heading for Beijing on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway have been at a standstill because of roadworks in the capital.
Small traffic accidents or broken-down cars are aggravating the congestion which started on August 14.
But those affected have been taking the disruption in their stride.
Drivers have been playing chess or cards, with some joking ‘concerts should be held at each congested area every weekend, to alleviate drivers’ homesickness’.
All the roadworks around here that had been put on hold for the duration of the World Cup have now been resumed, and lane closures have increased journey times considerably, but we haven’t seen anything like that.