Gridlock as Tanker Burns on Magboro Bridge Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


Reports reaching FirstNigeriaTV says that the incident of a burning tanker on Magboro bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the early hours of Wednesday has led to gridlock on both sides of the expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, advised the general public on the need for adequate planning of their trips for the day for users of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. 

According to FRSC’s Corridor Commander Lagos-Ibadan-Egbeda, DCC Kehinde Hamzat, the tanker exploded at about 4:15 am Wednesday.

He revealed that the fire was still burning as at 5:20 am “which means a total standstill situation of vehicular movement along the expressway.” 

He added: “Relentless efforts are still being made to extinguish the fire by men of Fire Service backed up by men of other agencies around the scene of the inferno.

“We therefore advise the general public to have an adequate planning for their trips for those who cannot cancel their planned journeys. 

“We also advise that travellers who are bound to transit in and out of Lagos from the neighbouring state to explore alternative routes where necessary. 

“All hands on deck to ensure that the situation is professionally managed and the road returned to proper use for the public.”


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