Traffic jams occurred at many different sections on the highway, particular the area between Cat Lai Crossroad in District 2 and Binh Thai Intersection in District 9.
|Thousands of vehicles are trapped in the heavy congestion on Hanoi Highway.|
|Hanoi Highway is choked with a sea of vehicles.|
|Some students are forced to walk to get to the bus as the vehicles failed to move into the bus lane to pick them up.|
|Motorbikes and other vehicles inch their way on Hanoi Highway.|
|A girl on a motorbike looks weary while waiting for the traffic to ease.|
|One person on his motorbike rides on the grassy sidewalk to escape the congestion on the road.|
Heavy congestion was also observed on streets surrounding Rach Chiec Bridge in District 2 on Friday.
|Thousands of vehicles choke Rach Chiec Bridge in District 2.|
The gridlock at Rach Chiec Bridge became worse at around noon as more vehicles came to the area from the nearby Cat Lai Port, also located in District 2.
|Many people drove their motorbikes into the lanes of heavy vehicles, trying to get out of the congestion as soon as possible.|
|Some even drove their motorbikes on the sidewalk of Rach Chiec Bridge.|
|Many people tried to escape the congestion on Hanoi Highway by turning into a side road.|
|The toll station on Hanoi Highway put more tollgates into use to help ease the congestion.|