Motorists were on Thursday stranded along the Kaduna-Abuja highway following a gridlock caused by an accident involving a truck.
Daily Trust gathered that most of the commuters stranded had to use alternative routes via nearby bushes and villages to avoid the gridlock.
It was gathered that the gridlock started on Wednesday night with some motorists spending their night on the highway.
Our correspondent gathered that a truck conveying metal scraps fell between Kateri and Maraban Bisheri not too far away from a military checkpoint on Wednesday blocking the road.
A community leader in Kateri village, Makeri Danjuma Mohammed, confirmed that some motorists spent the night on the highway due to the gridlock.
The community leader further said the natives from the nearby villages assisted in cutting down grasses and smaller trees to create a temporary route for the motorists to ply.
“It was an accident that caused the gridlock. I was made to understand that an articulate vehicle carrying scrap metals fell in the middle of the road. The road is too bad and big cars, trucks usually fall trying to dodge the potholes and muddy parts of the road. So the accident happened between Kateri and Maraban Bisheri.
“As we speak today (Thursday), villagers have come out to cut down grasses in the bush to create a pathway for motorists to pass through. Other motorists went through villages to avoid the gridlock,” he said.
When contacted, the acting Sector Commander of Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Garba Lawal said he was in a meeting but promised to call back which he is yet to do at the time of filling this report.
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