Motorists, commuters stranded as Ado-Ilawe bridge collapses

Written by on September 15, 2022

Motorists and commuters were stranded for hours yesterday, following the collapse of a bridge linking Ilawe-Ekiti to Ado-Ekiti in Southwest Local Government of Ekiti State.

The Nation reports that The Ado-Ilawe road, which had served as alternative access route to commuters due to the deplorable condition of Akure/Ado Road, collapsed on Tuesday evening following a downpour.

The situation caused a major challenge to motorists and commuters, particularly farmers, who ply the route on a daily basis and cut off communities such as Ilawe-Ekiti, Igbara Odo and Ogotun-Ekiti from other part of the state.

The situation, which forced some of the travellers to resort to trekking with their luggage to cross to the end of the bridge, was still the same as at yesterday afternoon.

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