Hanoi's streets hit by severe traffic congestion as Tet draws near

Many of the streets throughout Hanoi are suffering from gridlock as a result of heavy traffic as the Lunar New Year (Tet) approaches.

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The road leading towards the city centre on Thang Long Boulevard is clogged by a long queue of vehicles.

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The scene on Nguyen Khoai street as vehicles can only move forward very slowly

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An overview of the the Tran Khat Chan - Dai Co Viet overpass

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As a combination of cold and rainy weather hits Hanoi vehicles are forced to slowly inch through the overpass.

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A view of the Kim Lien-Dai Co Viet crossroads where motorcyclists wear raincoats as they wait for the lights to change in order to cross the intersection

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Police struggle to regulate traffic flow as a result of the heavy traffic

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Vehicles clog up Xa Dan street

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Traffic backs up on the O Cho Dua- Hoang Cau section

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On Thai Ha street cars jam the road.

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Long lines of vehicles form as they patiently wait for the lights to change

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Thai Ha street sees a long queue of cars stretching for kilometres

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Vehicles travel over the Thai Ha-Lang Ha overpass area

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The area around Lang Ha street is always a hot spot for traffic during rush hour. Despite the local BRT buses enjoying priority lanes they must yield to other vehicles in the dense traffic

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The Yen Lang- Lang street intersection

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The scene on the Thai Ha-Chua Boc crossroads

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