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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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Unleashing 489 buses into the major roads of what President Duterte has called 'dying Metro Manila' will be a mockery of the efforts of the two chambers of Congress to help ease these gridlocks .
Thousands of Russian truck drivers probably made the thumbs down sign and said "Nyet" (No in Russian) after they were stuck in a 200-kilometre gridlock over the weekend.
Where gridlocks occur, it is not difficult to see why they are caused.