The Plateau State Government says a box culvert along the road linking COCIN Headquarters and Hill Station roundabout in Jos the Plateau state capital has caved due to erosion.

A public alert from the State Commissioner, Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati on Monday evening advises motorists to take alternative roads until the damage is fixed.

The message says government has carried out "preliminary inspection of the box culvert linking COCIN headquarters with Hill station hotel roundabout" to commence repairs.

The State Commissioner, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Bulus Bot had earlier shared photos of the damaged culvert on social media confirming earlier rumours of a total collapse of the bridge.

The structure is believed to have been eroded from its basement long before it finally collapsed after some light showers on Monday evening.