Warning issued as snowfalls delay traffic
3 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Severe traffic problems due to heavy snowfalls were being reported in the Belgian province of Luxemburg on Friday afternoon.
3 March 2006
BRUSSELS — Severe traffic problems due to heavy snowfalls were being reported in the Belgian province of Luxemburg on Friday afternoon.
Snow was building up on most motorways causing slippery conditions for motorists and bringing traffic to a standstill.
"At the moment there is slow to standstill traffic on the N4 at Tenneville, Martelange and Sainte Ode," motorists association Touring said.
"Serious traffic problems are also being reported on the E411 between Aarlen and Transinne and on the E25 motorway between Neufchateau and Bastenaken."
Trucks have come to a standstill and various traffic accidents were being reported, newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws' reported.
An accident took place on the E25 Luxembourg-Liège motorway at Baraque de Fraiture on the Liège-bound lanes leading to long traffic delays.
An accident was also reported on the E411 in Rulles on the Luxembourg-bound lanes. One lane was closed off and long traffic delays resulted.
Meanwhile, motoring association VAB warned holidaymakers for difficult conditions during return trips from ski resorts this weekend as the half-term holiday comes to an end.
Weather conditions in Switzerland and north-east France started tuning nasty on Friday afternoon as heavy snowfalls in combination with stormy winds battered traffic.
The VAB advised motorists to delay their departure until roads were cleared and to carry snow chains, newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.
Motorists were also urged to carry sufficient food and warm drinks for the journey and possibly extra blankets. Returning holidaymakers were also urged to keep family and friends informed of their travel plans.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news