Motorists in four-hour gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

It was another hectic day for motorists and passengers along the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday following a gridlock which lasted for hours and subjected commuters to mental torture.

The chaos arose after a haulage truck fell across the expressway, blocking traffic from the Lagos end of the road.

The incident, which occurred few kilometres to the Redeemed Christian Church of God, forced motorists from the Lagos end  to divert to the Ibadan-bound lane.

That action worsened the situation, as it resulted in total confusion on the road while motorists and passengers groaned and lamented the poor state of the road.

Those heading towards Lagos made a detour towards the Sagamu interchange enroute Ogijo town, while those coming from Lagos resorted to the use of  bush path in Mowe village.

The presence of officials of the Federal Road Safety Safety Commission could not immediately resolve the logjam,as many motorists spent over four hours before they could get out of the gridlock.

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A victim, Bolaji Adeniji, who narrated his ordeal, said the experience was “killing”.

“It took us four hours before we could get out of the place, a journey of 40 minutes from Lagos to Abeokuta took us over four,my brother its not easy,even FRSC people became fed up at a point,” Mr. Adeniji said


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