Passengers travelling to and from the North through Lokoja-Abuja highway are currently in a gridlock on Gegu-Koton karfe section of the road.

It was reported that the gridlock started Saturday as a result of an accident involving two articulated vehicles, while the vehicle coming from the opposite direction were said to be lying across the road as a result of a head on collision.

The heavy downpour, which lasted about six hours in the day, also compounded the situation thereby rendering the road impassable, forcing many motorists to sleep in the traffic.

Some motorists however, decried their situation and blamed their stars for choosing the day to embark on the journey. Also, many vehicles conveying newspapers from Abuja to Lokoja arrived around 3pm when many vendors had departed their stands.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Unit Commander at Koton Karfe, Isaac Nzapsima, said the gridlock is caused by the accident of the two articulated vehicles. He also confirmed that the gridlock had lasted more than 24 hours but said the two obstructing trailers had been removed from the road.