Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Your Turn

Longest you have ever been stuck in a traffic jam.

46 comments:

Elle Aytch said...

2-3 hours

figgy said...

Five hours driving home from work in Elk Grove Village to home on the north side of Chicago. Snow storm.

Cheri said...

3 1/2 hours. Overturned truck turned the freeway into a parking lot. People were getting out and sitting in beach chairs.

FSP said...

Plastic

MontanaMarriott said...

6 hours on my way from NYC to Montreal for some Memorial weekend

Cindy said...

7 hours leaving Beverly Hills going to the Valley.

Rodney King verdict day....

lazyday603 said...

4 hours to exit the parking lots at Rockfest 97 in Texas. I never went back to that venue again. Missed the Rolling Stones w/Smashing Pumpkins opening two years later which killed me. I just couldn't see reliving that nightmare.

lazyday603 said...

@FSP:

"I have some advice for you Skip. Plastics. The time to do something is when the time is right."
"What time is it?"
"Well, it looks like it's about time for Suzie to get home. Don't be such a stranger".

Name that movie with several more Graduate references sprinkled throughout & a final scene that matched the Graduate' last scene beat for beat. For sure.

LottaColada said...

Probably 3 hours. It was a really rainy day with a lot of accidents.

Syko said...

8 hours. We were on our way home from Orlando, and hit the I-4/I-95 intersection just as everyone was leaving after the Daytona 500.

Steorra said...

7 1/2 hours, on the Fung Wah (Chinatown bus) from Boston to NYC.

Diana G said...

3.5 hours in Tampa...and I was pregnant!! It was a traumatizing experience - I needed to pee and I was starving! :-(

SusanB said...

3 hours leaving the woman's gold medal round soccer game in Athens, Ga during the 1996 Olympics. USA won - totally worth the time in the traffic jam.

dunduhdunddun said...

Valley Girl!

lazyday603 said...

Ding Ding Ding. Valley Girl it is. Also several Romeo & Juliet references sprinkled throughout. The director was paying attention in English class when they covered literary allusions. I love Valley Girl.

shopgirl said...

Oh man, I loved that Fung Wah. Made me feel like I was back in China!

auntliddy said...

3 hiurs on a rainy friday night on way home from work. I actually thought i was going to run out of gas!

StewMcG said...

Longest in traffic would happen every year - 2.5 to 3 hours, trying to get home to Greenwich, CT from NYC... on opening day at Yankee Stadium. ALWAYS turned the Major Deegan Expressway into a parking lot, going through The Bronx.

auntliddy said...

Syko- 8 hours!! We have a winner!!!!

Heidi said...

3 hours from Beverly Hills to Culver City - also on Rodney King verdict day.

Brian said...

I ride a motorcycle. I have never been stuck in traffic. My morning commute takes 20 minutes door to door. In a car, it would be an hour or more.

parissucksliterally said...

4 hours on 101 Freeway- accident. I was THREE cars behind where they stopped people from getting through. No cell phones, so couldn't call anyone to explain why I was late. It was 1988.

Sean said...

3 and half hours. Plane crash across freeway.

YoMismo-RememberKermitGosnell said...

Four hours in the car plus two while having lunch in some village on the way waiting for the jam to clear. Leaving Madrid (or getting there) by car on some dates and hours is not advisable.

YoMismo-RememberKermitGosnell said...

It was not exactly a jam, but slow traffic (we moved about 50 kilometres in those four hours).

Patty said...

2 hours due to weather, for a ride that normally takes 20 minutes.

Ziddolee said...

4 hrs to go 1 mile to Coachella behind a car full of girls taking turns peeing at a nearby grocery store and reading their sign "Will f* for tix" on the back of their windshield. Worst traffic jam ever.

Amy in MI said...

Exiting any NASCAR race is. 3-4 hour experience. My dad waited 5 leaving pocono when they had 1 exit. I waited 3 hours on I-75 from overturned semi to go from Southgate to Royal Oak

KPeony said...

2 hours Memorial Day a few years ago. Trying to go home from work when all the Philthadelphians that descend on my area decided to go home all at once. Stupid cockroaches. (Sorry if I offended anyone in the philly area, but the nj locals hate you).

rhinovodka said...

last time we had a blizzard, i pulled over and went to a bar, probably would have been a few hours if I had stayed on the street.

ALM said...

4 hours on the "Alligator" outside Stuttgart, Germany.

AKM said...

Six or seven hours one Christmas Eve driving from STL to Peoria. It normally takes a little over two hours to get there, but there was a blizzard, cars in the ditch...total mayhem.

Moosefan said...

A few years ago, I lived in Washington State. I had to drive from Poulsbo to the Base which was 8 miles. We had a snow/ice storm the week of Thanksgiving. That night drving home, a normally 15-20 minute drive took 3 hours to get to the base and then another 2 hours from the gate to our home on the base. There were cars in the ditch, on the side of the road, every where. Next morning, the roads were an icy mess and there was around 30 cars abandoned.

Patricia said...

12 hours leaving the coast of Tx when they were evacuating from, I think it was Rita in 2005. The car in front of us had children and didn't bring food or drinks so I had their kids in our truck. It was a diesel, so that baby ran the whole time. And it was hot. It was September. They didn't have AC either. I'm glad we were there for those poor babies.

NaughtyNurse said...

6+ hours...horrible accident in Canada...had to wait for coroner to arrive at the scene.

Jenn said...

What's this traffic you city folk speak of? ;-)

Cee Kay said...

I don't think I've ever spent longer than 15 minutes in a traffic jam, but I get edgy in traffic so I try to find less-travelled routes! We were stopped on the highway one time when a pulp truck lost its load. After about 45 minutes we just turned around and went home, tried again the next day.

keeshlo said...

Cant believe no one has mentioned driving home from Vegas on a Sunday! Horrible! Esp when you're broke and hung over. The drive of shame!

TeacherFromTN said...

7 hours on a mountain in Middle Tennessee due to an overturned 18-wheeler.

Stacey Charter said...

3.5 hours - 202 south between King of Prussia and West Chester PA - snow storm - idiots can't drive AND I had to pee.

Stacey Charter said...

sorry forgot - to add it's a 20 min trip max

Panda80 said...

In MI everyone goes "up north" for the summer (Kid Rock sang about it). Coming home on Sunday on a Holiday weekend adds an extra 3-4 hours to an already 4 hour drive. Totally worth it though for the blue lake water, MI sun and bonfires on the beach.

Jerry said...

February 1969, New York City. There was an unexpected 15" snowstorm on a Sunday that paralyzed Queens for 3 days because Mayor John Lindsay was keeping an eye on the city budget and didn't want to spend the $$ to dig out the borough. My sister was staying with a friend for the weekend and we couldn't get out to pick her up.

Three days later on Wednesday they finally cleared enough streets to drive but the traffic was hideous. We drove to pick her up, 11 miles from home. It's normally a 25-30 drive each way but on this day it took us 7 hours round trip.

ks said...

12 hours after a snowstorm in the middle of Texas.

Natvegasgirl said...

8 hours. To go 33 miles. In a light dusting of snow. The UK does not do well with snow.

Natvegasgirl said...

8 hours. To go 33 miles. In a light dusting of snow. The UK does not do well with snow.