Exactly three weeks ago, Monday, May 20, 2019, the city of Lagos experienced torrential rainfall that washed away people’s investments, flooded the streets and unroofed houses.
In some parts of the state, trees were uprooted and electricity poles were also brought to the ground.
Today, June 10, 2019, Lagosians were greeted with yet another heavy downpour witnessed in every part of Lagos Mainland. The rainfall flooded the roads and caused traffic gridlock in several parts over the state.
Speaking on the situation of the roads, a motorist said, “Lagos is locked down with traffic…. From Abeokuta exp way to ikorodu road and all the 3 bridges connecting main land. If ur vehicle is not in good condition, please use the public transport, because there is flood everywhere. And lots of break down vehicle everywhere.”
At Egbeda, Ejigbo, Badagry and other mainland communities, the roads were taken over by flood leaving motorists with the challenge of wading through the flood and taking the risk of driving into a drainage submerged by water.
As the case was three weeks ago, trees were also uprooted in parts of the state and fell across the roads making vehicular movement impossible.
In a bid to manage the situation, however, officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were making frantic efforts to ensure smooth a flow of traffic and emergency situations are responded to.