A Chinese couple who were on their way to their wedding became stranded on a highway for almost 20 hours during a massive traffic jam.
Along with the unfortunate couple, around 2,000 vehicles were stuck on the motorway in Qinling Mountains on November 22 due to heavy snow, with the queue of traffic stretching dozens of miles.
The bride, wearing a pink coat, rested on her groom’s shoulder. Although they were not formally dressed, the couple were on their way to their wedding, according to reports
Thousands of vehicles were stuck on the motorway in Qinling Mountains on November 22
As a blizzard struck the Xi’an-Hanzhong Highway, both directions became jammed starting Tuesday afternoon.
The congestion was partially caused by several heavy trucks could not continue their journey as the road was too slippery.
In addition, a number of cars crashed on the snow-covered highway.
A passenger, who was stuck in the traffic jam, told a reporter that many cars could not move an inch for up to 20 hours.
One of these vehicles was a wedding car with a red ‘double happy’ ornament on the windscreen, a traditional Chinese symbol of marriage, according to another report on Huanqiu.
One of the vehicles was a wedding car with a red ‘double happy’ ornament on the windscreen
A couple were believed to be inside the wedding car.
According to reports, the major traffic jam had caused the bride to starve and passed out after nearly 20 hours of waiting.
Pictures used by Chinese media show the woman wearing a pink coat resting on her groom’s shoulder.
Although they were not formally dressed, the couple were on their way to their wedding, the Huanqiu report said.
The report also said that their wedding had been planned to be held at an auspicious time.
Many other commuters had been caught short of food and water during the traffic jam.
Officials from the motorway department and traffic police bureau had handed out instant noodles and water.
The local motorway authorities sent 70 staff to remove snow on the road.
The traffic resumed on November 23 afternoon.
As a blizzard struck the highway, both directions became jammed starting Tuesday afternoon
The story has sparked discussion in Weibo, China’s micro-blogging platform. Many people shared their views on the couple.
‘They should simply get married in the tunnel,’ one user suggested.
‘Why didn’t they eat their wedding candies?’ Another said.
‘They had a tough journey to get married. Wish they will treasure their marriage in the future,’ a third one said.