More traffic than usual on motorways
23 November 2007, THE HAGUE – The motorways are six times busier than a normal Friday morning today.
23 November 2007
THE HAGUE – The motorways are six times busier than a normal Friday morning today.
The mild weather, accidents near Utrecht, and the faulty lane signalling near Rotterdam resulted in over 200 km of traffic at a standstill at about 8.45 am. A spokesperson for the ANWB reported this Friday.
There was an outage in the power supply to the regional traffic management central in Rhoon. As a result the traffic signals were not working properly. The problems were solved at about 9 am, the ANWB says.
The disruption caused tailbacks on the A4, A15 and A16. The spokesperson for the ANWB said that some signs above the motorway were displaying an "X", giving the impression that the lanes were closed. "It will be some time before the roads are clear."
There was a tailback of 15 km on the A12 Utrecht in the direction of The Hague between Waddinxveen and Nootdorp at 9.30 am. The ANWB says this congestion was also due to the faulty traffic signals. "Road users looked for alternate routes. It is busy on the A12 because people are trying to avoid Rotterdam."
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news