By Our Correspondent
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Dauda Biu, has advised motoring public traveling through Abuja – Yola Road and those traveling from North-Eastern part of the country to the North Central to ply alternative routes.
Biu said this in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday in Abuja.
He said the advisory became necessary sequel to a heavy rainfall in the early hours of today, which lasted for some hours and cut off the road.
According to him, there was a failed culvert at Kalajaga village along the Bauchi-Gombe Road.
“This is precisely km 118 of Bauchi-Gombe Road whereby the heavy rainfall washed away the culvert linking Bauchi to Gombe, making the road not motorable for motorists.
“The culvert is completely washed away, and road cut off and alternative route is advised.
“In order to ensure safe trips during this season, motorists from Abuja heading to Yola should go through Abuja-Jos-Bauchi-Darazo-Duku-Gombe-Yola.
“While Motorist from Yola to Abuja: should ply Yola-Gombe-Duku-Darazo-Bauchi-Jos-Abuja, respectively, ” he said.
The corps marshal, however, solicited maximum cooperation of the motoring public on the development, adding that the Corps would continue to update the public periodically on further developments.
According to him, personnel of the Corps are fully on ground controlling traffic and diverting vehicles at the affected section of the road to ensure safety for all.