Long delays as storm leads to traffic gridlock

25th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2005, AMSTERDAM — Bad weather caused gridlock on Dutch motorways, especially in the Randstad region, on Tuesday morning.

25 October 2005

AMSTERDAM — Bad weather caused gridlock on Dutch motorways, especially in the Randstad region, on Tuesday morning.

Almost 60 traffic jams amounting to 315km were recorded.

The most congestion was in the Randstad region bordered by the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

The longest traffic jams were on the A12 motorway from Utrecht to The Hague, the A13 from The Hague to Rotterdam and A20 from Gouda to Rotterdam.

Though traffic jams hindered commuters getting to work, the storm was milder than expected and Dutch meteorology bureau KNMI retracted earlier on Tuesday morning its weather alarm.

The KNMI had forecast on Monday heavy wind gusts of up to 110kmh along the Dutch coastal provinces.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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