Petrol tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan highway bridge

A petrol tanker exploded on the long bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan highway on Tuesday which lasted till 0300am this morning, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said.

Ogun FRSC Spokesperson, Florence Okpe, said Fire Service workers were invited to extinguish the petrol tanker which exploded on Lagos-Ibadan highway, Daily Post reported.

Petrol tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan highway bridge

According to Okpe, the tanker explosion impaired traffic and caused gridlock around the long bridge, which affected motorists especially those driving out of Lagos after closing from the day’s job on Wednesday.

“Due to the ongoing rescue operations, traffic has been challenging and motorists not close to the Mowe, Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway or those travelling out of Lagos via the Long Bridge may for now avoid the Long Bridge to ease traffic management around the area.

“Alternative routes recommended to such category of motorists include those travelling from Ibadan to turn from Sagamu interchange into Abeokuta to connect Itori, Ifo up to Ota to connect Lagos by Iyana Ipaja.

“Those travelling out of Lagos this morning could use the Victoria Island by Ajah to Ijebu Ode to continue their journey.

“However motorists around the Mowe, Ibafo, Warewa axis, using the temporary diversion point on the Long Bridge should restrict their speed to maximum of 50 kilometers per hour, till out of the temporary diversion point, while the rescue operation continues.”

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