Motorists and other road users had a hectic moment on Lokoja-Abuja highway on Monday as flood took over the axis where a new bridge is being constructed around Kotonkarfei town in Kogi State.
Commuters were held up for several hours, resulting in heavy traffic buildup that extended to Lokoja-Koton-Karfe road.
Many vehicles got trapped as there was no alternative routes.
Mallam Ahmadu, a driver who spent hours on the road, said there was apprehension among commuters.
Policemen, soldiers and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) as well as youth volunteers were drafted to the scene before orderliness was restored.
But an eye witness said the gridlock on the Murtala Muhammadu bridge in Jamata Community may take longer period to clear as impatient motorists have taken over all the lanes of the highway, making it difficult for smooth traffic flow.