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Video: Heavy downpour submerge major highways in Lagos, commuters stranded

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Residents of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre are not having the best of time at this moment.

For close to three days now, the entire state has been experiencing torrential rainfalls that takes significant toll on its productivity and status as mega city.

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Videos shared widely on social media showed residents struggling to reach their various destinations with most vehicles parked after the roads were submerged for fear of being swept away by the heavy downpour.

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From Island to Mainland and other parts of the state, residents have different stories to tell of their messy day at work and home thanks to the heavy downpour.

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Meanwhile most commuters were stranded as commercial vehicles avoided flooded routes and hiked fares to certain routes.

Flooding is common in Lagos, a coastal city home to over 20 million people.

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Despite government efforts to construct drainages and advise against dumping refuse in them, flooding is almost certain during heavy rainfall.

On Thursday, the state government said it was stepping up cleaning of canals – blocked by human refuse – in four local government areas.

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Lagos has about 176 primary and secondary water channels that require regular cleaning.

On Friday, the flooding also affected traffic flow in many parts of the city as commuters groaned.

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