gridlock


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.

gridlock

obstruction of urban traffic caused by queues of vehicles forming across junctions and causing further queues to form in the intersecting streets
References in periodicals archive ?
TRAFFIC JAMThe gridlock was blamed on an accident, heavy rain and three functions taking place in Machakos.
Dangote lamented that checkpoints mounted by the customs, navy and other agencies were causing the gridlock, making life unbearable for motorists.
Winners from both festivals can qualify for the longlist so Gridlock is now eligible for an Academy Award nod.
Hassan Bello, have jointly raised concern over the gridlock.
A major gridlock had persisted until late hours on Wednesday due to National Day parades, which took place across many wilayats of Oman.
This was followed by the 'golden era' and then a status quo gridlock from 1990 which is also attributed to a perceived lack of any crisis, in spite of global warming, compared to the doom-laden 1970s.
Polarization among Republican and Democrat factions in US Congress ensure more gridlock - even on pressing foreign policy issues
The spectre of complete traffic gridlock, not just within the hospital and on Marton Road but on Stokesley Road and Dixon's Bank, with the completion of the Grey Towers Village, looms large where at least two cars per household will be the norm.
The figures, compiled by traffic information company Inrix and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), said gridlock throughout the country is costing households PS4.
The former senator's position on gridlock is hardly unique.
How do these people think local residents feel when they cannot even get off their housing estate due to the continued gridlock that is a daily occurrence (not just when it snows)?
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.