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gridlock

obstruction of urban traffic caused by queues of vehicles forming across junctions and causing further queues to form in the intersecting streets
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The history books are replete with instances in which, in one area or another, Congress--or other actors in our constitutional system--may have been gridlocked for a time, perhaps even a long time, in a particular area or on a particular matter, but the gridlock was not permanent.
While we are gridlocked on the Stratford Road I hope someone will be telling the kids on two wheels that the Highway Code applies to them as well.
Refreshingly devoid of partisan accusations, and written from a viewpoint that most Americans truly want what is best for the country, this book provides an insightful look at how the federal government has become gridlocked, why it has come to dominate the governmental system and the consequences of its over-involvement.
East Cleveland areas including Loftus, Skelton, Brotton and Carlin How were gridlocked yesterday afternoon with motorists waiting hours on the roads.
The British economy is losing tens of millions of pounds because of a failure to deal with the problem of gridlocked motorways and major roads in the freezing weather, a major motoring organisation has said.
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has warned that European skies will become gridlocked by 2005 unless industry players take action to increase capacity.
That is partly because Sacramento was more gridlocked during Brown's tenure than Washington was during Burton's.
A police spokesman said: "Everywhere in Edinburgh will be gridlocked.
Under the gridlocked court system from which they benefit, justice is the exception.
The updated CDW-G Federal Telework Report - 'Telework: This Time it's Serious' - underscores that Federal telework initiatives remain gridlocked," said Congressman Davis, Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.
A recent study by Rick Hasen shows that the number of congressional overrides has dropped dramatically during this gridlocked period.