Thousands of trucks stuck in swamped Amazon region

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Chances are your traffic jam isn’t as bad as this one…

In Brazil this week about 3,000 trucks transporting soy beans have been stuck on a major road to port in southern Para thanks to heavy rainfall.

The delay on the unpaved portion of BR-163 is costing grain traders about $400,000 a day. Some trucks have been pulled through swamp-like conditions while most remain stuck. Help from the Army is coming and officials hope by Friday that the trucks will be moving again, according to Reuters. 

Brazil hopes to have the road paved by next year. In the meantime, heavy rainfall has been forecast in the area for the next two weeks.


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