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Gridlock as 45,000 litres truck breaks down in Lagos

...NEMA advises use of alternative routes

Motorists plying Ladipo area of Oshodi inward Ikeja-Along, Lagos State, on Wednesday, experienced traffic gridlock after a 45,000 litres truck laden with diesel, broke down in the axis.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 2pm in front of Logistics Command, Nigeria Airforce, Ikeja.

It was gathered that sequel to the incident, many commuters were stranded in the axis as fares were inflated by transporters.

The Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Lagos State, Ibrahim Farinloye who confirmed the development to Vanguard has since, enjoined motorists
to avoid the area to avoid being caught up in the traffic.

At press time, transloading of the product was ongoing while the area has been cordoned off to avoid any secondary incident.

Also, emergency responders from the state and federal levels were on ground.

It was gathered that many commuters have resorted to trekking in the axis.

Farinloye also enjoined motorists to use alternative routes saying the transloading and removal of the trucks may take time.

As at the time of this report, traffic gridlock has affected the Oshodi – Along corridor of the highway.

Farinloye said, “All motorists are highly advised to avoid the use of Ladipo Busstop as traffic is building up due to broken down tanker fully loaded WITH 45,000 Litres of AGO in front of Logistics Command, Nigeria Airforce, Ikeja.
Transloading of product and removal of the trucks will take times which will affect the Oshodi – Along corridor of the highway.
Motorists are thereby enjoined to take alternative routes pls,” he said.

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