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Flood: Bauchi-Gombe highway cut off for 3rd time in one month

By Umar Sa’id Moh’d, Bauchi

Motorists plying the busy Bauchi -Gombe Federal Highway were left stranded as the road was cut off again for the third time in one month.

Nigerian Pilot correspondent gathered over the weekend that the culvert in Bara village for the third time in one month failed again, leaving motorists with no option but to travel through Darazo- Dukku before reaching Gombe and possibly traveling to Yola and Taraba.

Bauchi State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) headed by the Sector Commander Yusuf Abdullahi revealed that the construction company, ENERCO has since a week stopped work after the palliative work done on one lane of the Bara -Gombe with the excuse of waiting for supply of working materials.

FRSC stated that the culverts have given way to the gravels and literates due to continual rainfall in recent days declaring that the location is not motorable therefore motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

According to the FRSC, the alternative routes from Adamawa – Abuja is Yola- Gombe – Dukku – Darazo – Bauchi – Jos – Abuja while Abuja – Yola is Abuja – Jos – Bauchi – Darazo – Dukku – Gombe – Yola.

Also FRSC advised motorists to adhere strictly to road traffic rules and regulations and exercise caution on a new route as well as ensure vehicles are in good working conditions particularly the electrical components considering that it is the rainy season.

Meanwhile, FRSC, NPF and Vigilante personnel have been on duty 24/7 to ensure hitch-free trips for the motorists along alternative routes.

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