Lagos - The usual heavy traffic on Lagos roads, especially in most mornings, was on Monday absent as motorists drove freely across different routes.
A NAN correspondent who monitored the traffic situation in the metropolis reported that some traffic flash points were devoid of the usual chaotic gridlock.
The entire stretch of Iyana-Ipaja to Oshodi on Lagos-Abeokuta was unusually free as motorists drove through with minimal stops.
Even the on-going construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Cement Bus Stop, which had been a source of traffic jam on the section, did not affect free vehicular movements.
The situation was the same on Ayobo-Ipaja road as motorists coming from Ayetoro, Ayobo, Ishefun and others spent little time getting to Iyana-Ipaja.
Also motorists drove smoothly on the old ipaja road to areas like Alausa and Ojota.
The usual bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Ikorodu road was completely absent as motorists had smooth drive through Western Avenue, Victoria Island and other areas.
NAN observed that traffic was also light on Apapa-Ijora road axis as well as the old Ipaja road.
Emeka Arinze, a commercial driver in Jibowu, said the light traffic was due to large movements out of the state for the Yuletide.
Another resident, Abiola Thomas, said that traffic had lightened and that many offices and schools had closed for the Christmas and new year.
An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) at Ojuelegba, who craved anonymity, attributed the situation to effective management of traffic by the agency.