Flood forces Lagos police close Ahmadu Bello Way after heavy downpour ••
The Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos State has been temporarily closed by Lagos State Police Command due to flooding.
According to a statement by the Police, motorists plying the route and other areas prone to flood which has caused traffic grid lock in the state are advised to take alternative routes made available by the traffic officials.
“We would like the public to note that the relevant traffic and security agencies are on ground to flush out the drains and thus secure road users in the state,” the statement said.
The heavy down pour in the state has caused severe flooding in Victoria Island, Lekki and some other parts of the state.
Earlier in the week, the state government warned residents of the devastating effect of the rain, urging people to stay in door.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has announced that there will be diversion of traffic along the outer Marina between 6A.M and 2P.Mon Sunday, July the 9th to allow the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority install some equipment for the Light Rail project.
A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, stated that the diversion is to facilitate the safe location of the mobile crane needed to launch the bailey beams for the ongoing Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Line Project.
It explained that the diversion is in compliance with public safety standards expected during installation of equipment and infrastructure for the rail project.
The release stated that access to outer Marina would be restricted from Leventis as motorists would be diverted into inner Marina through the roundabout by UBA building.
Also, motorists coming from Eko and Carter Bridges toward outer Marina to link either the Cowrie Bridge or Victoria Island will use the roundabout to inner Marina and access the Third Mainland Bridge, Ikoyi and Victoria Island through Military Road.
While assuring road users that appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure free-flow of traffic, the statement also urged all motorists to cooperate with traffic officials during the period by obeying road diversion signs along the specified routes.