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Commuting within the Onitsha-Owerri Road, Anambra State has continued to become a difficult task on a daily basis, following the bad shape of the road, especially at the popular Upper Iweka axis, near the River Niger Bridge.
It was a harvest of falls for trucks as about three trucks fell and one broke down on the road on Sunday.
A truck carrying scraps fell on one side at Upper Iweka and emptied its contents on the road on Friday as it was heading out of Onitsha.
This is just as another truck carrying beverage drinks coming from the River Niger head bridge also fell at the same spot on the other lane heading towards Owerri.
The truck fell on an already broken down truck while navigating through the bad portions of the road.
Both incidents, it was gathered, happened on Friday, while the broken down truck was said to have happened last week.
Also by the Lord Chosen Charismatic Church, near Enamel Bus Stop, on the same road, another 40ft container fell and blocked that axis.
It was gathered that it happened late on Saturday.
The resultant traffic gridlock occasioned by the incidents caused commuters to trek long distance to their various destinations on Sunday.
To make matters worse, especially at the Amanator axis, where refuse dumps and flooding have covered the surface, people were seen walking on the refuse as the walkways on that axis were taken over by those who used it to display the cars they are selling.
Some of the motorists, who spoke with our correspondent, appealed to the Federal Government and the Anambra State Government to find a lasting solution to this problem as a matter of urgent public importance.
Some commercial drivers blamed the Federal Road Maintenance Agency for not doing its statutory job of maintaining and rehabilitating the road on a regular basis as they alleged that palliative measures were last carried out on the road over eight years ago, while the road has been calling for serious attention of the agency for the past eight years.