The three-day break that started on September 1 marks the country’s Independence Day (September 2). Many migrants rushed home with their families and holiday-goers left the cities for various tourist destinations.
In Ho Chi Minh City, the gridlock stretched along the entire 3-km (1 mile) stretch from Binh Loi Bridge to the intersection of Pham Van Dong and Phan Van Tri streets.
The road leading to Thang Long Highway at 7 p.m. on August 31.
Several key roads leading to the Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station, like Dinh Bo Linh, Nguyen Xi and Xo Viet Nghe Tinh streets were all jammed.
Vehicles on a road leading to Thanh Tri Bridge in Long Bien District in the capital city could only move at a snail's pace. A motorcylist shifted to the road's sidewalk to keep moving.