100-km traffic jam in Northern China

July 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

HOHHOT – A traffic jam stretching nearly 100 km has reappeared on an expressway in north Inner Mongolia autonomous region following similar situations last year.

The severe congestion came as reconstruction and expansion of the Inner Mongolia section of the Beijing-Tibet Highway and a paralleling state-level road started on July 10. A long line of mostly trucks was seen Tuesday by Xinhua reporters crawling along the highway from Zhuozi County in the city of Ulanqab to Hohhot, the regional capital.

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