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China has a big old traffic jam

Construction has caused a 60-mile, 10-day (and counting) traffic jam in northern China. Some people have been stuck for 5 days, and locals are taking advantage of the situation.

Though there were no reports of road rage violence, drivers complained about price-gouging by villagers who were their only source of food and water. A bottle of water that normally costs 1 yuan (15 cents) was selling for 10 yuan ($1.50), while the price of a 3 yuan- (45 cent-) cup of instant noodles had more than tripled, media reports said.

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