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Stau, 1956

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 16, 2017

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West Germany, August, 1956: The German word for a traffic jam is "stau," but drivers caught in this eight-mile-long mess on the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn probably used some much more colorful language to describe it. The midsummer nightmare was caused by construction that caused the blocking off of a section of the southbound lane.
 

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