Commuters Stranded As Downpour Floods Lagos Roads

A heavy rainfall early Wednesday morning has flooded many parts of Lagos, making it difficult for commuters to move to their destinations. Lagosians barely woke up from sleep when the rain started to pour in torrents disrupting daily activities and flooding the roads.

With the downpour, workers in the nation’s commercial capital have struggled to reach their workplaces.

The Iyana-Oworo, Olopo Meji areas leading to the 3rd Mainland Bridge this morning are completely flooded, causing heavy traffic that extends to Alapere.#FloodingInLagos#ChannelsTVNews

Many who defied the rain and left their homes with the hope of getting to their places of work were seen stranded at different bus stops while trying to commute in the city. Motorists have to spend hours on the road coming through Alapere to the Third Mainland Bridge.

Also heavily flooded was the Iyana-Oworo-Olopomeji area heading to the Third Mainland Bridge, causing long traffic that extended to Alapere.

The downpour caused a tree to fall around Airport U-turn in Oshodi and personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) were at hand to clear the fallen tree from the road to facilitate traffic flow and ensure public safety.

Their prompt intervention enabled the restoration of vehicular movement, mitigating potential congestion and hazards in the area.

Reacting to the flood in a post on his X handle, the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said that a team from the ministry has been deployed to monitor and clear the flash flood at the Olopomeji section of Iyana Oworo.

Wahab who thanked motorists for their patience and understanding, noted that the road is now free from rainwater.



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