Flight delays due to wind

26th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – Air traffic is facing difficulty on Tuesday because of the weather. Heavy wind has led to the closure of a number of take-off and landing runways at Schiphol. A spokesperson for Air Traffic Control the Netherlands announced this today.

26 June 2007

AMSTERDAM – Air traffic is facing difficulty on Tuesday because of the weather. Heavy wind has led to the closure of a number of take-off and landing runways at Schiphol. A spokesperson for Air Traffic Control the Netherlands announced this today.

"The wind is so heavy that we can only use one runway for take off and landing. As a result passengers will encounter delays. We expect this to continue until evening," the spokesperson said.

Normally more than 60 flights can land each hour during busy times at Schiphol. Two runways are used in that case. Now only about 20 flights are able to take off and land on a single runway each hour.

Schiphol's website warns passengers of delays and possible cancellations.

Heavy wind may cause danger for motorists all along the coast today, motorists' association the ANWB has said. Meteorological institute KNMI says gusts of up to 90 km per hour can be accompanied by heavy rainfall.

The N59 in Zeeland was closed between Oosterland and Bruinisse for some time this morning after a tree fell across the motorway because of heavy wind.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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