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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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Notwithstanding these flaws the book provides a good piece of 'reportage' concerning why US Environmental Policy has become gridlocked and the imaginative ways in which environmentalists have created alternative pathways to develop environmental policy.
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.
In this era of the TEA party, Occupy Wall Street, massive budget deficits and trillions of dollars in debt, our federal government finds itself gridlocked - seemingly incapable of making any progress in solving the most pressing national problems.
Roads were gridlocked yesterday as further snow blizzards arrived.
Summary: The economy is 'losing millions of pounds' because of a failure to deal with the problem of frozen and gridlocked roads, says the AA.
That is what a typical executive spends in traffic jams in gridlocked Delhi during an average 30- year career.
Traffic wasn't gridlocked. It was busy there but we were working closely with the police to make sure disruption was kept to a minimum."
It was gridlocked all the way back into the city because of traffic jams, queues and chaos on the A4123 Birmingham- Wolverhampton New Road, which comes under the responsibility of the Highways Agency.
The group claims that, if the Government doesn't back the scheme, roads such as the M62 will quickly become gridlocked, damaging attempts to close the North-South divide.
Maybe there's hope for Weston and other gridlocked towns.
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has warned that European skies will become gridlocked by 2005 unless industry players take action to increase capacity.