A number of houses and roads were submerged on Thursday morning in Lagos and Ogun states after an overnight downpour. The rain lasted for several hours on Wednesday night, leading to massive flooding in many parts of both states.
Many roads were blocked as a result of the huge traffic that ahd to meander through flooded roads. A section of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway at Ijaiye on the outskirts of Lagos was cut off on both sides, 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. In Ogun State, parts of Ibafo, Mowe, Olowotedo and Asese were submerged. Road users had a hard time accessing inner areas of these districts as floods covered bridges and roads.