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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway gridlock: FRSC urges motorists to take alternative routes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists plying Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to take alternative routes as a fuel-laden tanker fell around Sagamu Interchange, spilling the contents on the road.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

He said that the fuel-laden tanker fell in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Oladele said that efforts were on to prevent fire outbreak, adding that FRSC officials were already on ground including fire service personnel.

“Due to the tanker conveying fuel which fell at Sagamu, the resultant gridlock on Lagos/Ibadan corridor has affected traffic as efforts are ongoing to prevent fire outbreak, ‘’ he said.

The sector commander advised motorists to go through the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Papalanto/Ifo Ota and Ijebu Epe roads.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the expressway and take alternate routes for now, ” he said.

The sector commander said that combined teams of FRSC and Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) were on ground to normalise the situation.