Accidents cause chaos on the roads

5th December 2005, Comments 0 comments

5 December 2005, AMSTERDAM — Crashes and other accidents resulted in long delays on motorways around the Netherlands on Monday morning. Automobile association ANWB estimated the total length of traffic jams at 400 kilometres at one stage.

5 December 2005

AMSTERDAM — Crashes and other accidents resulted in long delays on motorways around the Netherlands on Monday morning. Automobile association ANWB estimated the total length of traffic jams at 400 kilometres at one stage.

The A12 from The Hague to Utrecht was closed to all traffic near Waddinxveen due to a burning tow truck on Monday morning. After 30 minutes, one carriageway was re-opened, and the second a short time later.

The accident resulted in an 8-kilometre tailback on the A12, with an 11-kilometre traffic jam on the A20 from Rotterdam to Gouda.

The longest traffic jam (30 kilometres) built up on the A2 from Den Bosch to Culemborg as a result of an accident at Beesd.

The ANWB warned that the evening rush-hour will begin early on Monday afternoon as many people will be in a hurry to get home to celebrate Sinterklaas.

Commuters also experienced problems on the rail network on Monday morning. Trains were delayed by 30 minutes to an hour on the Lage Zwaluwe-Roosendaal line due to maintenance work.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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