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You know a traffic jam is bad when it has a second chapter, which is exactly what Kevin McKenna discovered Monday morning when he left the Cape just after 9 a.m., believing he could slyly avoid the nightmarish backups of Sunday afternoon’s exodus from Cape Cod.
And what did he discover?
“I was absolutely shocked,” said McKenna. “It was brutal.”
It took him well over an hour to get from Harwich to the mainland. Still, Monday’s slowdown was nowhere near as bad as the epic tie-up of Sunday afternoon, a day that has already become part of traffic legend: a 25-mile backup, with some reporting an eight-hour journey from the Outer Cape to Boston, an infuriating crawl in stifling summer heat.