Traffic has gotten so bad that drivers have taken to striking up card and chess games while waiting for things to get moving again. Street vendors have also set up shop along the afflicted highway, offering food and drinks at an inflated price. Local government has unleashed a total of 400 police officers to keep crowds calm during the long slog home.
Remember, drivers. It could always be worse. Unless you live near Beijing, that is. Thanks for the tip, Brendan!