Lagos was this morning thrown into commotion as torrential rain descended on the metropolis pounding the entire city from one area to the other.
It was so massive that the water channels were filled up in less than 30 minutes forcing the drainage systems to empty their content on main road. What followed was vehicular traffic as many commuters were forced to either pack along the road or divert into neighbouring streets, which are few metres higher than the main road to avert being ferried away by the flash flood.
Some commuters were however not too lucky as they were caught in the quagmire. In Ojodu, Ogunnusi Road was flooded in several areas, just immediately after Big Treat, Ojodu Grammar School very close to the exit from Omole and immediately after the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). That section of the road was flooded on both sides with the water level rising as high as two feet forcing motorists to exit the main road.
Some vehicles however developed faults, while some who persisted on the flooded roads later found their vehicles between the drainage channels and the road. The rain was so massive that it emptied silts from surrounding channels into the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, making driving a little difficult, compounded with heavy traffic.
As at the time of filing this report, Motorways was still blocked as consequent of the rain, with motorists passing through the area, especially from Mobolaji Johnson Avenue moving at a snail speed in a bid to join the expressway.
The rain also forced commercial vehicles off the road, leaving many commuters stranded at the various bus stops.