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Floods Take Over Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Jul 3, 2024

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Thousands of road users and commuters are currently stranded as floods took over major roads, including the famous Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Wednesday morning.

SaharaReporters learnt that the floods were as a result of heavy rain which started around 3am on Wednesday.

In multiple videos and pictures seen by SaharaReporters, Iyana-Oworo, Olopo meji area heading to 3rd Mainland Bridge is currently completely flooded, causing long traffic that extends to Alapere area of the state.

As seen on Alapere to 3rd Mainland Bridge.#FloodingInLagos#ChannelsTVNews pic.twitter.com/WZltgjCXam

— Channels Television (@channelstv) July 3, 2024

This is not the Island o, this is Iyana-Oworo heading to 3rd Mainland Bridge. pic.twitter.com/cmqgVg7RMa

— GIDI (@Gidi_Traffic) July 3, 2024

Iyana-Oworo, Olopo meji area heading to 3rd Mainland Bridge this morning is completely flooded, causing long traffic that extends to Alapere. pic.twitter.com/UOpFoLTw6k

— GIDI (@Gidi_Traffic) July 3, 2024

This is not the Island o, this is Iyana-Oworo heading to 3rd Mainland Bridge. pic.twitter.com/cmqgVg7RMa

— GIDI (@Gidi_Traffic) July 3, 2024

A resident, Cmion said, “This flooding happens every year in Lagos. Every damn year, what the hell is the government doing to curb it, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.”

Econ Intelligence also wrote: “ALERT: The area of Iyana-Oworo and Olopo meji on the route to 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos is currently experiencing severe flooding this morning, resulting in heavy traffic congestion that stretches all the way to Alapere. Temporary avoid the area and make use of alternative routes.”

ALERT: The area of Iyana-Oworo and Olopo meji on the route to 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos is currently experiencing severe flooding this morning, resulting in heavy traffic congestion that stretches all the way to Alapere. Temporary avoid the area and make use of alternative… pic.twitter.com/G0zmb9EBsZ

— Eons Intelligence (@eonsintelligenc) July 3, 2024

However, another resident, Olu mentioned that the driveway of the bridge is not flooded as trended.

The driveway of the 3rd Mainland Bridge was not flooded underneath adjacent link roads blocked with floods and traffic jams. pic.twitter.com/OMHAqxklyN

— Olu ️ (@empror24) July 3, 2024

He wrote: “The driveway of the 3rd Mainland Bridge was not flooded underneath adjacent link roads blocked with floods and traffic jams.”

“I can’t imagine driving through Ilupeju axis right now. I know it will be flooded. Let me just take another route,” another resident, Alao Abiodun, mentioned.

Ican’t imagine driving through Ilupeju axis right now. I know it will be flooded. Let me just take another route.

— Alao Abiodun (@biodun_alao) July 3, 2024

Owing to this predicament, Nigerian internet users on X have taken to trending “Dear HR,” with numerous employees claiming they would email the head of the HR department to inform them that they would be unable to report to work.

Expressing her ordeals, a user, Fridaus wrote: After going through all these rain flood stress(especially in Gbagada), only to get to work and discovered our Dear HR has already said we should work from home today.. I’m in a state of emergency.”

After going through all these rain flood stress(especially in Gbagada), only to get to work and discovered our Dear HR has already said we should work from home today..

I’m in a state of emergency pic.twitter.com/kGuk8m7lYF

— Firdaousi (@firdaouzz) July 3, 2024

Dear Line Manager (not HR),

Lagos is a mess right now. Traffic is unfriendly and weather is inclement.

Please show some kindness today.

Work from home is a credible alternative for days like this.

Wet Regards
YF

— Yemí Fáseun (@FaseunYemi) July 3, 2024

“Dear Line Manager (not HR),Lagos is a mess right now. Traffic is unfriendly and weather is inclement.

Please show some kindness today. Work from home is a credible alternative for days like this. Wet Regards,” Faseun Yemi wrote.

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