Lagos State Government has explained why there was a snow like substance on Anthony Village road on Wednesday 8 July, 2020 .
A video went viral on social media of people in a car wondering if snow fell in Lagos but the Lagos State Government has quashed that assumption.
Snow in Lagos ? The earth has grown white pubic hair . pic.twitter.com/6wbZfeoNpk
— ógèchí (@ogehchi) July 9, 2020
The Lagos Government Chief Press Secretary , Gboyega Akosilein , a statement revealed that the white foamy substance was the blanketing of an entire accident scene .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Mr. Akosile revealed it was the work of the Lagos State Fire Service, it blanketed the scene due to content leakage (Black Oil) from a fallen container. He said it was done to prevent a second incident.
Situation Report: Vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos. The attention of the agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village.
Earlier today, there was a vehicular incident involving a lone articulated truck with registration number AAA 235-XW conveying a loaded double 20ft container.
It appeared to have lost control while in motion resulting in the obstruction of vehicular movement on the main carriage way.
Blanketing of the entire scene of incident was carried out by the Lagos State Fire service as a result of the content leakage from the container (Black oil) to prevent any secondary incident.
The reaction from this blanketing is what has led to the appearance of “snow/foam” in the aforementioned area. A full scale operation comprising LASEPA, LASEMA, LASTMA ,LAGOS FIRE SERVICE and NIGERIA POLICE have retrieved the container and cordoned it off the street.
Further Investigation by LASEPA is ongoing to determine the nature of the chemical being transported in the container. Any additional corrective action required will then be carried out.
We regret the inconvenience caused by the operation and are working to prevent secondary damage and to mitigate any further environmental challenges caused by the initial spill and the clean up operation.
That being said, we can confirm that no residents are trapped in their homes and plead for all affected persons to exercise patience and due caution.”
Situation Report: Vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos.
The attention of the agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village. pic.twitter.com/zjVXsXV7lq
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) July 8, 2020