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Chinese drivers stuck in the longest traffic jam Authorities in China are racing to unscramble the world’s longest traffic, a 60-mile tailback stretching from the capital Beijing to the northern province of Inner Mongolia.

By Peter Foster in Beijing Published: 24 Aug 2010 The jam on the main north-south motorway into Beijing has been blamed on a set of roadworks that is intended to alleviate congestion caused by thousands of trucks bring coal and perishable goods into the city. At its farthest extent trucks joining the back of queue in Inner Mongolia were taking several days to reach their destination, crawling along at about 2mp/d – or miles per day, the measure of speed on the clogged section.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7961325/Chinese-drivers-stuck-in-the-longest-traffic-jam.html

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