FRSC Ogun Command Seek for Possible Alternatives for Motorists

Following the crash that involved a tanker conveying petroleum products that engulfed inferno on the Long Bridge along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway on the outward Lagos section of the Expressway. yesterday,Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State sector command has advised motorists and other road users of precautionary measures.

A release by the Public Education officer of the FRSC,Ogun Sector command,Florence Okpe indicated that the situation which impaired traffic and caused gridlock around the long bridge,no doubt affected motorists especially those driving out of Lagos after closing from the days job

To cushion the effect on motorists , the FRSC temporarily diverted traffic around OPIC , outwards Lagos to one lane of the inward Lagos bound traffic .

The FRSC admonished motorists using the lane traffic was temporary diverted , to obey traffic instructions from traffic officials around the crash scene and urged them to drive cautiously and restrict themselves to only the one lane traffic was temporarily diverted to .

Motorists who were diverted temporarily to the inward Lagos section of the Expressway were advised to drive cautiously and also avoid overtaking till they are out of the area on the long bridge to the Warewa end of the corridor where the temporary traffic diversion terminated.

Due to the ongoing rescue operations , traffic has been challenged 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.

While the rescue operation lasts, 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 ussing 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 .

The FRSC Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, has empathised with the motoring public and assured that the FRSC operatives would remain at the scene till normalcy is restored .

The Sector Commander however advised operators of vehicles used for transporting highly inflammable petroleum products should operate them in strict conformity with safety and operation standards prescribed by the 1957 United Nations Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous goods by Road (ADR), which Nigeria acceded to as a Contracting Party.

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