Multiple truck accidents on Wednesday shut down Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on both sides.
The accidents occured at different points on the busy highway
Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Sector Command issued a statement, confirming the development.
It reads: ”
TRAFFIC ADVISORY FROM THE FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS OGUN STATE COMMAND ON THE GRIDLOCKS ALONG THE LAGOS – IBADAN EXPRESSWAY ON WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2020
The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command wishes to inform the motoring public that due to multiple breakdowns by trucks at different locations along the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway have resulted in gridlock on some sections of the Expressway.
The most pronounced of the breakdowns occured with an overloaded truck travelling on speed out of Lagos conveying a container but loss control around the Kara Bridge and crossed the road divider blocking traffic on both sections of the Expressway, impairing traffic into and out of Lagos around the Kara bridge
The situation has affected traffic and the gridlock has snarled from the Kara Bridge towards Ibafo near Mowe and same situation also affecting traffic outward Lagos
Two other obstruction cases occured earlier this morning and were cleared but the effect still impairing traffic around the Ibafo and Magboro axis up to the Kara construction areas of the corridor
Even though the FRSC assisted by sister traffic, security and emergency agencies,are on ground with recovery vehicles ,but considering the period it could take to restore normalcy ,motorists that as at 0730hrs this morning are yet to depart Abeokuta or Ibadan for Lagos may use alternative corridors from Ogere to Sagamu interchange through Abeokuta to Ifo ,Ota, and Iyana Ipaja to connect into Lagos
The FRSC Sector Commander , Ogun State Command,Clement Oladele has assured the motoring public that the rescue team would remained on scene to restore normalcy and advised motorists already in the traffic to remain calm and resist driving against traffic , till normalcy is restored
For traffic emergency ,please call the FRSC toll free number 122 or contact the National Traffic Radio through www.ntr.com.ng .
Superintendent Route Commander Florence Okpe FRSC Public Education Officer,Ogun State
For : Sector Commander FRSC Ogun State Command”