"There is simply far too much traffic, ~"

What is the meaning of this sentence. I cannot understand it.

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    This is far to general to get a good answer I suggest asking something more specific. Like asking what part you don't understand. Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 15:53

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Far (adverb) is used meaning:

very much:

  • This ​car is far ​better than ​our ​old one.
  • It ​cost far more (​money) than I could ​afford.
  • He ​loses his ​temper far too often.

Far too much traffic means "much more traffic" (than you probably expected)

Cambridge Dictionary

  • I appreciate your answer!
    – user30515
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 16:00

The adverb "simply" is an intensifier. Intensifiers add emphasis, but do not change the meaning. Intensifiers include words such as very, extremely, so, quite, just...

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