Motorists groan as flood overruns Lagos-Ibadan Expressway bridge, others

Motorists plying the Berger-Mowe finish of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have been trapped in a gridlock after a downpour flooded the Long Bridge part of the highway.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the stretch of the bridge in direction of Warewa was lined by water because the highway customers have been left stranded as a result of intense rain that fell on Thursday afternoon.

It was noticed that the water nearly obtained levelled up with the bridge as automobiles moved by way of it at a sluggish tempo.

A motorist, who recognized himself merely as Kunle, lamented the event and advised our correspondent that he spent shut to a few hours within the gridlock.

“I got to Berger around 3:30 pm when the rain was falling and by the time we moved close to Fatgbems bus stop, the traffic began to build up. That was how I ended up getting to Magboro around 6:30 pm simply because of the flood. The flood I also saw today was much.”

Another highway consumer, who craved to not be talked about, stated the bridge had all the time been flooded whereas interesting to the federal government for intervention.

He stated, “This is not the first time we have been experiencing this kind of flood on the bridge. Today’s own is however much. The long period the contractors have spent on this bridge is enough for them to provide a solution to this flooding. It is affecting us.”

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An X.com consumer, Nasir Rahmon, whereas sharing a video of the flood additionally warned in opposition to plying the route.

“This is neither Lagos Lagoon nor the Atlantic Ocean! This is Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. If you don’t have anything super-urgent, don’t go on this road. Federal Ministry of Works should find a solution to this perennial flooding on the bridge,” he wrote.

The gridlock additionally left motorists stranded for hours as some pedestrians have been seen trekking endlessly. Motorcyclists additionally took benefit of the state of affairs to make brisk companies.

PUNCH Metro additionally gathered that some elements of Lagos State have been flooded as a result of downpour.

These embrace Akowonjo, Wempco Road, Egbeda and Lekki areas of the state. Other affected areas in Ogun State embrace Akute, Lotto, Pakuro, Ijere, and different flood-prone areas.

Other areas affected by the flood embrace Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Ikeja in Lagos State.



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