A massive gas leakage has caused heavy traffic build-up along the popular Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday, 16th December.
Naija News reports that the gas leakage occurred around Punch Newspaper, Magboro forcing motorists and other road users to flee.
The leakage was caused by the activities of men of construction company Julius Berger while excavating for worksite.
Following this development, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has urged motorists and other road users to remain calm as professionals are handling the situation already.
The FRSC in a statement by Corridor Commander, Lagos-Ibadan-Egbeda Corridor, DCC Kehinde G Hamzat however advised those that can avoid the route to do so.
The statement reads: “We have a case of gas pipeline explosion around Punch Newspaper, Magboro. The pipeline got burst while men of Julius Berger, the construction company working on Lagos-Ibadan expressway were excavating a surface for Worksite.”
“This has led to a standstill traffic situation on both sections of the expressway. Motorists are advised not to panic as professionals are being contacted to take care of the situation.”
“For people who have time-bound activities may explore alternative routes and for those who can postpone their trips, let us endeavor to do so while the situation gets controlled.”
Below is the video of the gas leakage.
Video footage showing the gas leakage at Punch Office , Arepo
Reports say this was caused by road construction around the area. pic.twitter.com/PtJuvWm6S5
— Naija (@Naija_PR) December 16, 2020
Source: Naija News