Road accidents, rail glitches bedevil commuters

5th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

5 July 2006, AMSTERDAM — Serious accidents caused long tailbacks on the A27 and A16 motorways on Wednesday morning.

5 July 2006

AMSTERDAM — Serious accidents caused long tailbacks on the A27 and A16 motorways on Wednesday morning.

Police closed the A27 at Everdingen junction in the Utrecht direction at 7.30am after an accident. The driver of a convertible car was injured when his vehicle was sandwiched between two trucks. A 10-kilometre traffic jam built up behind the scene of the accident. The road was re-opened at 9am.

Motorists on the A27 have faced long delays since major road works began there on Monday.

A traffic jam, measuring up to 26 kilometres, developed on the A16 between Prinsenbeek and Zwijndrecht on Wednesday morning. It was caused by a car bursting into flame after an accident at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht.

A collision between three cars at Moerdijkbrug made matters worse. The length of the tailback also increased as drivers used the A16 as an alternative to the blocked A27. The A16 was clear by 9.30am.

The misery for commuters also struck in the south of the country when a power failure halted train services around Roosendaal for an hour. 

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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