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A heavy traffic jam on parts of the Beijing-Tibet highway in central China's Hebei Province has begun to ease. Trucks stuck in the massive jam stretching for dozens of kilometers, have finally begun to move.
Authorities have taken action to speed up the traffic: Trucks have been allowed to enter Beijing directly, especially at night.
The Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of the Public Security has coordinated staff from Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia to ease the traffic.
The jam began escalating in mid-August, due to road construction on the nearby Beijing-Xinjiang highway and the opening up of coal mines in the northwest. About 10,000 trucks were stuck in the jam on Friday.
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Beijing-Tibet highway after more than 10 days of congestion. [Liu Kai / For
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