Following the tanker explosion that occurred around 4am this Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the Ogere end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), has urged motorists to ply alternative routes.
Newwwavereporters.com learnt that a tanker laden with fuel fell causing heavy gridlock while another tanker loaded with the same content in the traffic snarl suddenly burst into flames.
At the time of filing this report, efforts are on by the men of the Fire Service to contain the raging fire.
It was learnt that no fewer than seven trucks and three cars were burnt into ashes.
TRACE advised that vehicles travelling inbound Lagos should go through Saapade-Ode/Remo-Iperu-Sagamu to relink Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
While vehicles moving inbound Ibadan should also go through Sagamu-Iperu-Ode/Remo-Saapade to relink the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The agency implored drivers to maintain lane discipline, so as not to worsen the traffic situation.
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Below is the notification for travellers by the agency;
Attention, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Travelers
A case of fire outbreak has been reported along the proposed new Kara Market inbound Ibadan.
Around 0400hrs, a fully loaded trailer fell on the and in the ensuing gridlock caused by the incident, a tanker laden with fuel, in the hold up suddenly burst into flames affecting 7 other trucks and 2 cars in the process.
While rescue operations continues with the combined efforts of TRACE, FRSC, POLICE NSCDC and the FIRE SERVICE, motorists are advised to ply the alternative routes below.
Vehicles moving inbound Lagos should go through Saapade-Ode/Remo-Iperu-Sagamu to relink Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In addition, vehicles moving inbound Ibadan should also go through Sagamu-Iperu-Ode/Remo-Saapade to relink Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
While any inconveniences is highly regretted, drivers are implored to please maintain lane disciple, so as not worsen the traffic situation.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
Cdr. Babatunde Akinbiyi.
TRACE Corps PRO
For: TRACE Corps Commander/CE.
June 22nd, 2021.
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