Australia Drivers warns of delays after flooding in Sydney's M5
Postmaster General Taunts Dems: You’re Stuck With Me for Good
Louis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: “Get used to me.” The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would remain as Postmaster General—“long time,” DeJoy spat back—during a Wednesday hearing in the House Oversight Committee. That exchange was indicative of the entire proceeding, which was frequently chippy, combative, and fueled by Democratic lawmakers’ outrage over DeJoy’s handling of the USPS at a time of worsening mail delays and difficult questions about the service’s long-term viability.
Drivers travelling onM5 East are being warned of significant delays due to flooding in the Cooks River Tunnel.
Only one lane is open in each direction inside the tunnel causing heavy traffic near Keyeemagh with citybound traffic queued for over five kilometres to Bexley Road.
Drivers have been asked to consider exiting the motorway at the Princes Highway or Marsh Street exits to avoid the delays.
Traffic crews are on site working to clear the water and emergency services are on the way.
Delivery of Over A Million COVID Vaccines Shots Delayed by U.S. Winter Storm
Vaccine shipment delays were reported in several southern and Midwestern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.The delivery of over a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been impacted so far, including 407,000 first doses and 333,650 second doses in Texas, 200,000 total doses in Florida and 133,000 in Colorado.
Anyone hoping to commute via the M5 toward the city this morning is being advised to allow plenty of additional travel time.
More than 20mm of rain has been recorded at the Sydney airport in the last hour due to a low pressure system drenching parts of NSW and Queensland today.
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Republicans Push Anti-Protest Laws in 25 States, Protect Drivers Who Hit Demonstrators .
"The driver of that truck had his family in there, and they were scared to death," said one Oklahoma Republican who authored a bill which provides full immunity to motorists who hit demonstrators on roadways.GOP lawmakers in Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Utah and Florida have either introduced or already passed bills that increase penalties for protesters and provide legal protection for even potentially violent counter-protest measures. Nearly a dozen Americans were killed last year by motorists who drove their vehicles through protests in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.