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OYRTMA Redirects Traffic at Sawmill Bridge, Ibadan as Container Falls on Road

A fully laden container truck with failed brakes on Wednesday, completely blocked Sawmill road, prompting the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) to urge drivers and commuters to use alternate routes to avoid the traffic delay.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Mogaji Akin Fagbemi gave the update on the traffic situation in a statement on Wednesday.

He added that more officers of the agency have been deployed to the area to control the situation.

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Fagbemi also apologised and appealed to motorists to drive carefully around the axis, noting that articulated trucks should wait or ply alternative routes till the truck and container blocking the road are evacuated.

In a statement, he said: “Traffic officers are on ground managing the situation, creating alternative routes as well as making frantic effort getting cranes that will evacuate the container and trucks.

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“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and advise motorists to be very careful along that route.

“Consequently, articulated trucks are advised to wait until the road is cleared to avoid another mishap along the route”, Fagbemi warned.

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