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Sunday, February 25, 2007
This week was difficult; we ain't seen nothin' yet
Sydney braces for APEC traffic chaos
Sunday February 25, 01:43 PM
Sydneysiders angered by traffic chaos caused by visiting super-liners and by the visit of US Vice-President Dick Cheney, have seen nothing yet.
Mr Cheney's visit to Australia caused traffic chaos throughout Sydney, particularly on Thursday and Friday.
With such a huge security operation in place, numerous roads had to be closed, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, causing traffic chaos.
But asked by reporters how NSW will cope with the APEC conference, when 23 world leaders including US President George Bush will descend on Sydney for the week-long summit, NSW Police Minister John Watkins said any disruption would be much worse than that of the last few days.
"With 23 leaders around the city at that time, moving to meetings there is going to be major disruptions, much worse than we've seen over the last couple of days," he said. "But we do have time to learn the lessons of the last couple of days and communicate that as well as we can to the people of Sydney," ...
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