I was caught in the rush hour.
They failed to come on time owing to the traffic jam.
I was late because of heavy traffic.
As a result of a traffic jam, he wasn't able to see her off at the station.
There was an enormous traffic jam in downtown Kyoto.
The traffic jam caused me to be late for the meeting.
My father was late for work this morning because of a traffic jam.
We were delayed by the heavy traffic.
I explained to the host that I had been delayed by a traffic jam.
I was caught in a traffic jam.