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A time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest:‘try to avoid travelling in the rush hour’[as modifier] ‘rush hour traffic’
- ‘Thousands of people joined protests that caused chaos from the morning rush hour right through the evening.’
- ‘She soothes herself and looks out of the window at the rush hour traffic beneath her.’
- ‘Dying would have been far more enjoyable than negotiating rush hour traffic whilst in a bizarre trance of denial.’
- ‘The weather was clear and the morning rush hour traffic had already built up and was inching along.’
- ‘He could not stop in the rush hour traffic and worried about her for the rest of the day.’
- ‘Anyone who has driven through the rush hour traffic on the back of Bangkok motorbike taxi will know what I mean.’
- ‘As the rush hour reached its peak this morning, traffic slowed to a crawl.’
- ‘However, traffic was moving extremely slowly during the rush hour period.’
- ‘At rush hour, I never expect the traffic be good, especially when it is combined with a Friday.’
- ‘He looked out the window, the rush hour traffic had virtually stopped now.’
- ‘Because firefighters had to close one lane of Halifax Road for more than seven hours there were huge rush hour traffic jams.’
- ‘Average speed of rush hour traffic is now down to a crawl of three miles per hour and experts warn it is set to get worse.’
- ‘In Canterbury there are a number of roads that are desperately needed to unclog the rush hour traffic.’
- ‘He has found it the ideal way to get around during the festive period as he can miss the Christmas rush hour traffic.’
- ‘More cars were added to cope with rush hour traffic and the extra passengers generated by football games and race days.’
- ‘Morning rush hour traffic was murderous at the best of times, and with something like this going on it was not moving at all.’
- ‘Vehicles piled up during rush hour traffic at the Bommanahalli junction on Hosur Road.’
- ‘The Friday rush hour traffic wound its way slowly out of Glasgow city centre and up onto the Erskine bridge.’
- ‘Because of the police diversion there were huge hold-ups with rush hour traffic along Whitworth Road.’
- ‘Last night police were forced to cordon off nearby roads and reroute rush hour traffic as toxic fumes poured into the sky.’
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