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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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Speaking at an audience with members of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce who visited him at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday, he said: 'I must admit the Apapa gridlock still remains a challenge.
"The consequence of the unending Brexit gridlock and stagnation is reduced confidence among retailers and consumers - which can only reduce overall growth.
Resolve this gridlock. Do whatever it takes and do it fast.
Councillor Jonathan Bird, cabinet member for regeneration and planning, told the meeting: "We're becoming gridlocked certainly in the western part of the Vale.
'There seems to be a gridlock on how things are run and even investments.
ISLAMABAD -- The capital witnessed traffic gridlocks as the traffic police despite preparing a plan failed to avoid inconvenience to the commuters during a Muharram procession.
"On particular peak days, and especially at weekends, we have suffered from gridlock in these places," he said.
TRAFFIC JAMThe gridlock was blamed on an accident, heavy rain and three functions taking place in Machakos.Heavy trucks, buses, matatus and personal vehicles were parked on the road from Athi River to Chumvi junction that branches off to Machakos Town.
"Gridlock," of course, is a modern term, a political metaphor suggestive of the traffic jams that clog the Beltway every morning and evening.
Gridlock: | Traffic grinds to a halt at Conwy tunnel
This is an updated and expanded edition of the book first published in 2007, under the title of American Environmental Policy, 1990-2006: Beyond Gridlock. This new edition goes forward from 2006 to 2012, notably in the last chapter.