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Beijing gridlocked before holiday week

2012-09-26 04:08:06 GMT2012-09-26 12:08:06(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Cars move slowly on West Third Ring Road in Beijing, Sept 25, 2012. The capital city witnessed severe congestion due to precipitation and more traffic before the National Day holidays. [Photo/CFP]

People crowd the Dawanglu subway station on Tuesday night, in Beijing. [Photo/CFP]

Cars clog the East Third Ring Road in Beijing on Tuesday night. [Photo/CFP]

Long queues of cars jam a road in northeastern Beijing, Sept 25, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

The capital city witnessed severe congestion due to precipitation and more traffic before the National Day holidays.

Beijing traffic authority warns of pre-holiday congestion

Traffic jams could seriously clog Beijing's roads ahead of the upcoming eight-day national holiday, the city's traffic authority warned Monday.

Heavy traffic is expected this week, and it could be further affected by possible rainfall, according to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport. Traffic congestion is expected ahead of the holidays to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday and the National Day on Oct. 1.

Congestion is expected during the evening rush hours from Wednesday to Saturday, according to the statement. Full story

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