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The 391-MILE traffic jam: Paris suffers record road jam as fresh strikes over pensions brings public transport to a standstill again
UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic

Posted on 12/16/2019 10:05:11 AM PST by C19fan

Paris is suffering from a record 391-mile traffic jam today on the 12th consecutive day of transport strikes which have struck the country's capital.

Authorities measured a record traffic jam of 391 miles this morning in the Paris region, where only two Metro lines, using automated trains with no drivers, were fully running. The other 14 metro lines were closed or only very partially running.

Lorry drivers launched a separate protest, staging road blockages across France to demand better salaries and working conditions.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: france; strikes
The 391 miles is the cumulative road miles that are grinding to a halt. I wonder how people are even getting to work.
1 posted on 12/16/2019 10:05:11 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Monsieur Hulot was not amused.


2 posted on 12/16/2019 10:09:55 AM PST by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building.)
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To: C19fan

Macron: Genius, great, wonderful, compassionate leader
Trump: Orange man bad


3 posted on 12/16/2019 10:15:04 AM PST by Shark24
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To: C19fan

A Union’s forever, fight for your rights.

(To work 30 hours a week and retire with a full pension at 55.)


4 posted on 12/16/2019 10:18:46 AM PST by babble-on
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To: C19fan
Compared to this in China, France is nothing:


5 posted on 12/16/2019 10:23:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Looks like I-5 between LA and San Diego


6 posted on 12/16/2019 11:47:47 AM PST by kaktuskid
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I had to check 2x, but it’s China.
LA’s got similar problems, though.


7 posted on 12/16/2019 11:50:31 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: C19fan

This is what would happen on I-80 if Patriots blocked New York City for truckers.


8 posted on 12/16/2019 12:23:06 PM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: carriage_hill

That’s just a photoshopped pic. Not real.


9 posted on 12/16/2019 12:31:54 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (I'm not tired of Winning yet! Please, continue on!)
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To: carriage_hill

There’s duplicate cars and trucks all over it.


10 posted on 12/16/2019 12:33:20 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (I'm not tired of Winning yet! Please, continue on!)
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To: C19fan

one day when everyone drives and electric vehicle and all the power goes out at rush hour in California that jam will look small ...


11 posted on 12/16/2019 12:34:59 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

It’s gotta be real; it’s on the internet. lol.

https://www.google.com/search?q=china+traffic+jam&client=opera&hs=YO0&sxsrf=ACYBGNRRjvhe3aAaup1sVKQ0vODaqTXS5w:1576528697249&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg0uiHg7vmAhVPx1kKHZkCBBAQ_AUoAXoECGMQAw&biw=1390&bih=750&dpr=1.25#imgdii=6xjP0fJqB3jQ2M:&imgrc=9llyKeTz9UuUyM:


12 posted on 12/16/2019 12:40:06 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

I predict there’s at least one left lane driver who needs to exit in the next 500 feet...


13 posted on 12/16/2019 1:25:26 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: C19fan

Just think!!! Bernie—Warren—Steyer & other Dems ALL want FULL UNIONIZATION of EVERY JOB in the USA!!!


14 posted on 12/16/2019 1:33:11 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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