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At about 0510hrs early Wednesday morning, 25 December, 2019, a tanker conveying petroleum products (PMS) crashed into the Redeem Christian Church Of God, RCCG Car Park C, Mowe on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on the outward Lagos section of the Expressway.

Eyewitness report that the PMS laden Tanker that crashed into the RCCG camp barriers have caused traffic gridlock on both sections of the Expressway.

According to Commander Florence Okpe, the FRSC Public Education Officer, in a statement disclosed that FRSC was on top of the situation and had contacted the Fire Service and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC Emergency Team to commence transloading and removal of the crashed tanker and eventual realignment of the displaced barriers to restore traffic .


The FRSC confirmed that no live was affected and had advised the early morning travellers going on far journeys to seek alternative routes away from the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via the Long Bridge to Mowe.

The alternate corridors available are the Victoria Island-Ajah-Ìjẹ̀bú-Òde Corridor and the Lagos-Ota-Itori- Abeokuta Expressway, considering the period it could take to transload the PMS in the crashed vehicle to another empty tanker, remove the crashed vehicle from the dicth, replace the road barriers the crash displaced and restore traffic .

Also, the FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele has appealed to motorists to note the traffic occurences, bear with the inconveniences and assured that the FRSC rescue team working with sister traffic and emergency agencies is working assiduously to restore traffic.


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