Vehicles, commuters and other road users were on Wednesday morning stuck on the Long Bridge linking Warewa bus stop to OPIC bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following the spillage of diesel by a fallen tanker.
The incident occurred towards the end of the Lagos-inbound route of the long bridge leading to long queues of vehicles coming into Lagos from other parts of the country.
Several road users who were travelling from Mowe, Ibafo, Asese, Magboro Arepo to resume work in Lagos lamented the gridlock.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and other uniformed officers were on the ground at the scene to control traffic.
They were redirecting traffic on the bridge.
The FRSC officials also stationed their vehicles at various entry points into the Lagos outbound route to prevent drivers from driving against traffic.
NAN also observed that workers of Julius Berger PLC were on the scene to clean the spillage.
Also, men of the fire service were on ground to prevent fire outbreak.
Speaking with NAN, Clara Onabolu, a passenger in transit, said that the government should endeavour to create alternative roads for trailers and tankers.
Onabolu said, “These tankers and trailers are our main problem in Lagos. The government needs to come up with new initiatives on how to take care of them.
“We can’t continue to suffer like this,” she said.
Another passenger, Mr Gbenga Ojo said, “This road is very unpredictable. One minute it is clear, the other minute it is blocked for no just cause.
“You decide to go out and within the next 10 minutes when you are returning, everywhere is blocked.’’