Illustration for article titled That 70-year-old traffic jam is actually just a regular old junk yard

Photos of a Belgian forest crammed with decaying old cars are making the internet rounds again. It's being called an "abandoned traffic jam," as if American soldiers just left their cars in the middle of the road and ran once WWII ended. That explanation is totally bogus, as Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky proves with some photographic sleuthing.

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