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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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I will see to it that those responsible for the gridlocks will be held accountable,' Poe said in Filipino.
Responding, Adesoye said that the NPA board was visiting the ports to assess the impact of the traffic gridlocks on port operations.
However, the gridlocks started soon after the expressway was closed in late afternoon.
The House of Representatives has come out with the draft of a 'Traffic Crisis Act' and the Senate is working to do the same because of the traffic gridlocks. 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.
That is what a typical executive spends in traffic jams in gridlocked Delhi during an average 30- year career.
12 -- For two consecutive days, the city has been facing traffic gridlocks on major avenues and arteries.