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Fallen Tanker Causes Traffic Gridlock On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Daniel Ojukwu

A tanker conveying petroleum products (PMS) on Wednesday, crashed around the RCCG Car Park C , Mowe on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway on the outward Lagos section of the Expressway.

The tanker crashed into the road barriers at about 5am, causing traffic gridlock on both sections of the Expressway.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps arrived on scene, and have contacted the Fire Service and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC Emergency Team to commence transloading and removal of the crashed tanker and eventual realignment of the displaced barriers, to restore traffic .

The FRSC advised the early morning travellers going on far journies to seek alternative routes away from the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway via the Long Bridge to Mowe .

According to the FRSC, alternate corridors available are the Victoria Island – Ajah – Ijebu Ode Corridor and the Lagos – Ota- Itori – Abeokuta Expressway, considering the period it could take to transload the PMS in the crashed vehicle to another empty tanker, remove the crashed vehicle from the dicth, replace the road barriers the crash displaced and restore traffic .

The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele appealed to motorists to note the traffic occurences, bear with the inconveniences and assured that the FRSC rescue team working with sister traffic and emergency agencies is working assiduously to restore traffic .

It stated that the public could reach it on its toll free number, 122.

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