Thanksgiving traffic jam in LA: One of the worst ever in the USA

It looks spectacular from the air - but wasn't much fun for the drivers stuck in t

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This epic traffic jam on Los Angeles' 405 Freeway may be one of the worst the USA has ever seen.

It looks almost beautiful from the air - but don't tell the drivers who were stuck in it.

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The massive traffic on the notorious highway was caused by an i
nflux of people coming in and out of the city for Thanksgiving.

Many drivers vented frustration on social media. "Are you sure that's traffic?" One person posted on Twitter.

"Maybe they decorated the 405 with Christmas lights." Another tweeted: "it's called the 405 for a reason: it takes you '4 o' 5' hours to get anywhere."

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