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Heavy rain disrupts commercial activities in Lagos

Business activities have been disrupted as flood hits Nigeria’s Commercial city after heavy rain on Thursday, 18th of June, 2020.

The heavy downpour has led to floods taking over most streets, and many residents were forced to stay indoors while those who attempted to step out were held in serious traffic.

According to reports, cars, buses, and trucks have been held in gridlock as all the major road connections in the state have been affected due to the continuous downpour.

In a bid to beat traffic and find a way out, some motorists were seen driving against traffic, while some commuters resulted to using motorcycles, thereby defying safety precautions and the state ban order.

Some commuters who could not afford the hike in fare however resulted to trekking so as to get to their desired destination.

Channels Television reporters on the road, cars and trucks have been held up in gridlock as a result of the gridlock.

Some of the places where traffic has built up due to the floods include Agege, Iju Road, Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikeja, Oshodi, Ogudu, and Ketu among other parts of the state.

On the Long Bridge axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the traffic was heavy inbound Lagos, but it was smooth out of the state.

However, some motorists were seen driving against traffic while some commuters took the option of using motorcycles, defying the safety implications, the state ban order, and the drizzle.

For some of the commuters, it was preferable to trek in order to get to their various desired destination.

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