The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ogun State Command, on Wednesday advised motorists to use alternative routes to get to their destinations so as to avoid waste of valuable time in the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
In a traffic Advise by the state’s Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, the command informed the public that “multiple breakdowns by trucks at different locations along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have resulted in gridlock on some sections of the road.
“The most pronounced of the breakdowns 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 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.”
Oladele stated that 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 sector commander added that although his men are on ground to manage the situation, he advised motorists yet to depart Abeokuta or Ibadan for Lagos to use alternative corridors from Ogere to Sagamu interchange through Abeokuta to Ifo, Ota, and Iyana Ipaja to connect Lagos.
He, however, assured the public that the rescue team will remain on ground to restore normalcy and advised motorists already in the traffic to remain calm and resist driving against traffic.