If you ever wondered why it's important not to cross an intersection if you don't have room to enter the opposite lane, this is a fantastic example of what can go wrong.
Please don't do this. This horrible traffic jam was completely avoidable.
"This is a true gridlock. Everyone has to be a complete a****** for this to happen. This is why not blocking the intersection has to be aggressively enforced in the US. In other countries with more laxed traffic controls and worse drivers this is quite common"