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Beijing stuck in severe traffic jams

2010-09-21 13:50:02 GMT2010-09-21 21:50:02 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Vehicles inch along in traffic congestion at the Shuangjing Bridge section of the Third Ring Road in Beijing, Sept 20, 2010. A record 140 traffic jams paralyzed the city's road system on Friday evening, as the number of vehicles on the streets exceeded 4.5 million and as Beijing struggles to cope with the large number of vehicles in the run-up to two national holidays – the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day holiday. On Monday, 104 traffic jams were seen during the peak hours, almost the

Vehicles begin to pile up on a side road near the Shuangjing Bridge in Beijing after a woman temporarily stopped her car, Sept 20, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

People waiting for their buses crowd a station near the Shuangjing Bridge in Beijing, Sept 20, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Vehicles inch along in traffic congestion at the Chaoyangmen section of the Second Ring Road in Beijing, Sept 20, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Beijing's Chang'an Avenue is illuminated by the lights of cars stuck in traffic at 6:50 pm, Sept 20, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Roads in Beijing are illuminated by the lights of cars stuck in traffic at 7:00 pm, Sept 20, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Vehicles inch along in traffic congestion at the Shuangjing Bridge section of the Third Ring Road in Beijing, Sept 20, 2010.

A record 140 traffic jams paralyzed the city's road system on Friday evening, as the number of vehicles on the streets exceeded 4.5 million and as Beijing struggles to cope with the large number of vehicles in the run-up to two national holidays – the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day holiday. On Monday, 104 traffic jams were seen during the peak hours, almost the same as on Sunday.

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