Fog wreaks havoc on roads

30th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - Fog is caused havoc on the roads in the eastern Netherlands this morning. The A1 was closed near Hengelo for some time in both directions after two accidents. The motorway was opened again at 10.45 a.m.

30 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - Fog is caused havoc on the roads in the eastern Netherlands this morning. The A1 was closed near Hengelo for some time in both directions after two accidents. The motorway was opened again at 10.45 a.m.

The N50 was closed for several hours between Hattemerbroek and Kampen as a result of a five-car pile up. Three people had to be brought to hospital with minor injuries. That motorway is open now as well.

A two-car accident in the northern part of the country caused congestion on the A7 between Drachten and Heerenveen, and a further pile-up involving four vehicles. Two people were taken to hospital.

The motorists' association ANWB says the road were busier than usual because of the delays due to rush hour lane-closings. Visibility was less than 20 to 30 metres in some places.

Train passengers also faced delays between Apeldoorn and Deventer when a train hit a car at an ungated rail crossing. The driver had been unable to see the approaching train because of the fog. Fortunately no one was injured in the accident but train service was stopped for about an hour.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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