We hope no one had to be anywhere important last night! Yan’an elevated road, among others, saw severe gridlock and huge traffic jams probably due to heavy rain in the afternoon and pre-holiday travel. Or, if you prefer (and we do), there’s Shanghai Daily’s theory that the gridlock was caused by people rushing to the store to cash in their mooncake coupons before they expired on the 9th!
Mid Autumn Festival is notorious around China for hair-pulling, teeth-grinding bumper-to-bumper traffic, despite Shanghai’s prior “efforts” to mitigate the number of cars on the road
Photos via China Daily, Xinmin, and Weibo.