Your daily commute has nothing on this massive traffic jam in China.
Thousands of vacationers returning home were stranded on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway outside of Beijing on Wednesday.
stuck in traffic? could always be worse - see this 50 lane highway traffic jam in beijing🙈 pic.twitter.com/KrP1Jyk52q
— arye kellman (@AryeKellman) October 8, 2015
The traffic jam formed on the final day of the "Golden Week," a seven-day holiday which Chinese citizens often use for travel.
This is what a traffic jam looks like in China 🚙🚗🚛 http://t.co/81e1KH3GUepic.twitter.com/iPBOGqqux2
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) October 7, 2015
The Daily Mail reported the congestion was caused by a checkpoint beyond a tollbooth, which shrunk the highway from a width of 50 lanes to just 20.
Yeah, absolutely nope. http://t.co/qVzFlmbifI
— Erin (@ee_singleton) October 8, 2015
Video shows drivers leaving their cars to pass the time with a stroll on the highway.
What a traffic jam looks like on a 50 lane highway in China. (Via http://t.co/d6l1UpdWGA) pic.twitter.com/3bHjxj7ZqE
— Car Crash TV (@Crashingtv) October 8, 2015
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.