While there was no accident or any sort of breakdown on the route, it was learnt the impatience of motorists led to the massive gridlock.
Ikuolaju Adesola, who was also stuck in the traffic snarl, said: “For the past 5 hours there has been a complete standstill.”
He explained “the root of the standstill is the ongoing construction along the Guru Mahraji axis of the expressway.
Ope Sunday, who was seen contacting some persons, asked them to pray for commuters along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said: “People are going to sleep on the road this night. The military, FRSC and well-meaning helpers are terribly overwhelmed.”
Another commuter, Tosin said: “The Ibadan end of Lagos-Ibadan expressway is turning to be another thing. I left my office around 2 pm, got to Berger around 2.45 pm or thereabout and got home in Ibadan around 2.20 am. What a 12-hour trip! Chai!
Ago Omojao said: “With the heavy standstill on the Lagos Ibadan expressway, a marriage was blessed on the spot and people in the traffic shared foods. Problem solved.”
It was observed there was free flow of vehicular movement on Sunday but a portion of the Guru Marahji axis remained closed.