Thousand Stranded As Trucks Cripple Movement On Ogun Expressway

The Articulated Vehicles On the Busy Sango-Idiroko Expressway

Thousand of commuters are currently stranded at the Iju end of the Sango -Idiroko road following an early morning accident on the ever busy road

As early as 6:00am, vehicles have been stranded and passengers were seen trekking long distances as traffic flow ground to a halt.
According to an eyewitness, Wasiu Adeniyi, an articulated truck that was negotiatiating a turn was responsible for the traffic as it got stucked on the expressway blocking the whole section of the road.
He stated further that after the stucked articulated vehicle, about four other heavy duty trucks had head on collision, thereby, making the road unaccessible for cars but motorcycle, also known as, Okada.
He said, “We went through hell this morning while returning from work. I had to trek long distance and used Okada at a very exhobitant rate because the traffic was too tight.”
“If the vehicles are not removed from the road, people living on that stretch should forget it. The road will totally be on lockdown.”
When asked if security agents are their to maintain sanity, he said, “yes, I can see policemen and few soldiers but, agency responsible for traffic in Ogun State, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), missing
Speaking to BUSINESSINSIDERNG, on the scene, a commuter, Kola Anjorin, said he trekked from Iju bus-stop to Winners chapel before he could get out of the chaos.
“I had to trek because I have calculated my transport fare to my destination now see what I have to face. How do I go about this if I don’t trek. The government responsible for this should please expand the road because the issue of road shutting down everyday is becoming one too many,” he said.
Also speaking, Mrs Angela Onadeko, said she has to park her vehicle in a filling station because the road was too tight.
According to her, something of such happened, on Friday, now, another incident on Saturday. How did they want us to cope in this road?” She asked rhetorically. She continued, “we have begged, written and even cried for government to expand this road but nothing of such.”
“We have lost a lot of lives, lost lot of money or do we wait till the bridge cut us off?,” She lamented.

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