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JT
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2007 9:01:10 PM

What's the longest you've ever been stuck on traffic (construction, accident, weather, etc)?
Less than 15 minutes
15 to 30 minutes
31 min. to 1 hour
61 min. to 2 hours
121 min. to 3 hours
More than 3 hours

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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2009 7:25:19 AM

More than three hours.
kwilson3
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 3:01:06 PM

15 to 30
dlagunanm
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 8:53:27 AM

121 min. to 3 hours
gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 7:50:04 AM

More than 3 hours
Stevedog
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2008 1:18:26 PM

1½ hours
gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2008 4:44:12 PM

3 Hours
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 9:49:58 PM

About 9 hours
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2008 9:42:59 PM

30 minutes to an hour more or less.
gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2008 9:34:53 PM

More than 3 hours
bareilly
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 2:47:09 AM

overnight
LordElgin
Champion Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2008 9:21:38 AM

Two hours a couple of years ago heading into San Francisco when there was a multiple car pile up and a fire. We all got out of the car and had a picnic.
chemist74
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2008 6:58:03 AM

31 min. to 1 hour for an accident on the interstate far from an exit.
Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2008 7:38:58 AM

One hour and a quarter to an hour and three quarters waiting on an accident.
Paz37
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2008 3:00:27 AM

121 min. to 3 hours ... in a blizzard
narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 2:11:11 PM

Just over one hour, do to an accident. Everyone was out of their cars and were talking.
MNTraveler
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 7:45:03 AM

31 min. to 1 hour
rwm1
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 10:20:02 PM

Close to half an hour when Harrah's Casino Council Bluffs shot off their fireworks July 4th a few years back and us employees had to wait it out. Got smart now and volunteered for traffic control or just sit it out inside.
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 9:47:38 PM

About 9 hours-when the Autobahn in southern Germany was shut down due to snow storm
YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 7:40:53 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
YB1234
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 7:40:48 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 7:40:43 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 7:40:38 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
YB1234
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 7:40:33 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 3:57:20 AM

3 hours
gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 3:06:26 AM

Probably 121 mins to 3 hours- I-75 north of Flint, MI
Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2008 8:15:55 AM

An hour to an hour and a half.
tbone2u2000
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: May 30, 2008 2:36:07 AM

61 mins to 2 hours.
Philmar
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Message Posted: May 4, 2008 6:25:58 PM

31 min. to 1 hour
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2008 3:46:09 PM

More than 3 hours
Guido4
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2008 4:01:41 AM

2.5 hrs
gator2002
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2008 6:22:05 PM

1.5 hrs.
moosemanCA
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2008 4:41:46 PM

over 2 hours when the bridge I used to cross to work had a carbeque on it.
bad_cue98
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2008 10:04:19 AM

31 min. to 1 hour
Echo23
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2008 10:59:24 AM

10 hrs on interstate in VA due to ice storm that caused multiple accidents. At least I got my 10 hr DOT required break in & didn't have to find a spot to park my rig for the night!
WRgas
Sophomore Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2008 9:01:44 AM

Traveling through Denver once, I had my car turned-off for 3 hours & 17 minutes once, caught behind an 11 car pile-up in 2003. At least I saved some gas compared to a stop and go situation for that long!
Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2008 5:04:44 AM

The longest I've ever been stuck IN traffic has been well over 3 hours
bow22ler
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2008 4:18:59 AM

overnight
Guido4
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2008 3:48:03 AM

2.5 hrs in Atlanta
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2008 5:14:46 AM

More than 3 hours
LyraVanessa
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2007 4:56:28 PM

3-4 hours!
BMW330CiSLC
Veteran Author Salt Lake City

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2007 8:18:06 AM

Between 2-3 hours.
TwiKan
Sophomore Author Wichita

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2007 7:01:21 AM

When I have been driving, the longest I've been held up in traffic is approx 30 minutes.

I will never forget a situation where my family was stuck in a huge traffic jam on the Indiana Toll Road, somewhere between before the Michigan City exit. We could see the West bound traffic moving fairly well, though our lanes (EB) were not moving at all. We were lucky to move several car lengths in 2 hours. Finally we moved up a bit more quickly, and after about 3 1/2 hours we were able to exit at the Michigan City exit. We finally heard that there was a major gas line break between the Michigan City and LaPorte exits, and all traffic was being rerouted!

I was approx. 14 yr old, and can remember that event just as if it had happened last week. I am now between 35-40 yr older, so you know it made a big impression on me! We did shut off the ignition, starting it only when it was necessary to move up in line. Luckily the weather was not too hot, so air conditioning was not an issue!
99dakota
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2007 3:46:47 AM

5 hours
Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2007 3:42:09 AM

More than 3 hours in Atlanta
kelljohn
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2007 3:24:49 PM

More than 3 hours-Waiting to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge back in the late 60's
4290capri
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2007 5:33:33 PM

9 HOURS IN TRAFFIC TRYING TO RUN FROM A HURRICANE LEAVING HOUSTON AND TRYING TO GET TO SAN ANTONIO WHICH SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 2.5-3 HOURS MAX
Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2007 7:11:34 PM

More than 3 hours (about 9 hours in southern Germany-the Autobahn was shut down due to a bad snow storm)
Guido4
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2007 7:28:42 AM

More than 2.5 hrs...
radicale
All-Star Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2007 10:45:28 AM

I once took the loooonnnngggg way home to avoid one. a 80k detour.
radicale
All-Star Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2007 10:44:52 AM

Oh ya baby, 3+, winter time, accident, stupid BC drivers in Calgary ;-) nuff said.
bobsalwaysmt
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2007 3:59:51 PM

3+ hrs - Jersey Turnpike - that says it all!!
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