8 hours of traffic jams to get out… of a festival!


In the United States, the Burning Man festival ended with a record traffic jam of eight hours. A total of 80,000 people were there.

You have most likely heard of the Burning Man, this huge music festival taking place every year in the Nevada desert. A unique event in the world, which brings together several thousand people each year, in a totally surreal festive atmosphere. Quickly becoming a must, this festival made its big comeback this year, after two years due to the Covid-19 crisis. And the least we can say is that the participants were there. And for good reason, no less than 80,000 people walked the sands of the Black Rock Desert for nine days. During the event, festival-goers dress up, sing and above all create impressive works of art, some of which remain on site.

8 hours of traffic jams

But if this festival is therefore a huge success, it does not only have advantages. Indeed, once it is finished, cars and other motorhomes must therefore leave the premises, almost all at the same time. And if it is always very long to go away, while it is necessary to be patient, the situation has been somewhat difficult this year. Indeed, the cork caused by the participants in Burning Man lasted no less than eight hours, on a road traced in the desert dividing into nearly ten lanes. Worse still, some attendees were even locked out for over 12 hours before being able to exit.

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Some tips

On its Twitter page, the organization of the festival therefore advised participants to be patient, while regularly announcing the estimated waiting time in the huge traffic jam. In addition, it was also recommended to turn off the engine to save fuel and above all to keep well hydrated, while the temperature in the Nevada desert is obviously very high. Since then, it seems that everyone has been able to leave the site, after a day at a standstill.


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