I would expect nothing less from the state that invented the concept of “GTL.”
As a proud New Jersey resident, I know Garden State natives are firmly aware of two things:
1. The actual location of Thunder Road.
2. It could be 3 am on a weekday night when there is no road construction going on, and there would still be traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Cars in New Jersey get hit harder by traffic than teachers get hit during union negotiations with Chris Christie.
On Tuesday morning, the commute to work was especially bad after a truck fire completely froze traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Cars were backed up for miles, reportedly from at least Elizabeth to Avenel.
Jerseyians are proud and resourceful people, though, and while some states would wait out the traffic in the safety of their cars, Turnpike riders took the opportunity to turn lemons into Jersey Lemonade by transforming the strip of highway into a sandless/waterless/boardwalk-less beach.
Football and baseball games immediately broke out.
Others got straight to tanning.
Some even just enjoyed the simple New Jersey pleasure of hanging out on a highway.
Anything to avoid taking the Parkway...