Overnight downpour causes flood and traffic gridlock in Lagos

Channels Television  
Updated June 28, 2012

Residents in Lagos on Thursday witnessed an unusual heavy downpour that started on Wednesday night, causing massive floods in parts of the city.
A number of houses and roads were submerged by the flood caused by the rain that lasted for several hours.

Sections of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway were cut off on both sides by the flood, leading to a gridlock.

Many road users were forced to  return home or seek alternative routes while others remained at the spot, waiting for the flood to abate.

A portion of Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road by Mobil Filling Station was submerged, as were some areas in Mafoluku and Oshodi.

Seven-day rainfall
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) recently warned that residents in Lagos would soon experience a seven-day rainfall.

Abayomi Oyegoke of NIMET Central Forecast Unit, Oshodi, Lagos had said that a total of 570 mm of rainfall had been recorded in Lagos State between January and June.

He explained that the rains being experienced in state were the beginning of a seven-day rainfall.

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Segun Quadri wrote:  flood in Opeilu area of Agado crossing Ogun State.

Chuks Harrision wrote: Ojodu Alagbole/ Akute bridge is a no go area. Flood has covered everywhere no movement for cars, Okoda and passerby.

Oluwadayo Oluwanifemi Ajadi wrote: The flood in Onajimi street, Pedro road Bariga is much.

Ladi Awotinde wrote:  The canal arear of Gbagada especially the right handside after Charly Boy is flooded. many residents around the area are counting their losses now.

Adekunle Oluwadamilare Yomi wrote: Is terrible here in ado ekiti, so many people are spreading there beds outside now. Some people can’t take there car out today because the car is trapped in flood.

Adebayo Afeez wrote : Here in apete ibadan nothing to write home about on d issue of flood

Oluwasina Oluwaleke wrote : Flood has taken over Adeyinka st, off Arida b/s. Idimu-Ikotun Road. Alimosho local govt area. Many people have packed out of their house, goods and properties have been submerged in the flood. Lagos state govt, pls do something immediately.

Omooba Adesanya wrote: Here in Sagamu! Falilat Ogunkoya Av. road From Sabo to Ode lemo is full of flood. And same to NNPC, Ogijo.

Kufre Abasi- Paulinus wrote : Odo-olowu, Ijesha, Surulere no go area 4 som house, no house xcluded wit d flood @ Oke Oloruntedo street

Oge Uwakwe write: Jimoh bustop,near vulcanizer bustop ,egbeda.never seen anything like it.its massive a flood.

Ariyibi Abiodun wrote: Chemist bustop in Agric road,Egan in Igando is seriously flooded and igbo Anglican church along Lasu Iba road is seriously flooded.

Nofin Adeniji wrote: Flood is terribly disturbing us here in Aboru, Iyanu Ipaja.