Video as traffic stands still on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

PIC.17. GRIDLOCK AT THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT ON LAGOS/IBADAN EXPRESS ROAD ON SATURDAY (2/6/12)

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has informed the motoring public that due to multiple breakdowns of trucks at different locations along the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway, there are gridlocks on some sections of the ever busy road.
The most pronounced of the breakdowns, according to the FRSC, occurred with an overloaded truck travelling on speed out of Lagos conveying a container, but lost control around the Kara Bridge and crossed the road divider, thus 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 occurred earlier on Wednesday morning and were cleared, but the effect is still impairing traffic around the Ibafo and Magboro axis up to the Kara construction areas of the corridor
The statement said 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 7:30am 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 Lagos.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, has assured the motoring public that the rescue team would remained on the scene to restore normalcy and advised motorists already in the traffic to remain calm and resist driving against traffic till normalcy is restored
The traffic agency advised that for traffic emergency, the motoring public should call the FRSC toll free number 122 or contact the National Traffic Radio through www.ntr.com.ng.