En route to Ely, Nevada (CNN) - Tea Party activists often say that the movement is virtually unstoppable. But the current bus tour for the Tea Party Express was forced to temporarily stop on Tuesday.
The reason: roadwork.
The re-paving of some eight miles of road caused a delay as the roving bus tour traveled on a two-lane highway between Wells and Ely, Nevada. Ely will be the site of the third rally on the Express' 30-city tour.
Tea Party activists, entertainers for the tour and journalists riding along all milled about on the side of the road wondering how far the car backup stretched and how long the delay would be.
It lasted roughly 30 minutes before highway traffic workers cleared the buses, and traffic, to continue on.
After the afternoon rally in Ely, the Tea Party Express will hold an evening rally in Las Vegas.