A heavy vehicular traffic in Accra on Friday, October 29, left some commuters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange through to Odorkor struggling to get trotro (bus) home after workers had closed from their works.
Scores of commuters were seen lined up at Kaneshie with no sign of buses coming their way. At Odorkor, the situation was not different. The Odorkor Lorry Station had commuters also lined up both at the station and on the shoulders of the road in that enclave.
“It is the heavy [vehicular] traffic causing this lack of buses tonight. The buses are not getting easy access to make it here [at the lorry station] as they are stuck in the traffic in town,” an official at the Odorkor Lorry Station said.
Some commuters who stood in queues for close to an hour with no buses coming to pick them resorted to walking. It was unclear what might have caused the heavy vehicular traffic spanning from the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange to Odorkor.
This reporter was also informed that there was a buildup of traffic from the Mallam Junction to the Kasoa Tollbooth, Lapaz, on the John Atta Mills Highway and also from Pokuase to Amasaman.