Snow and fog cause delays for roads, trains and airport
3 March 2006, AMSTERDAM – Icy conditions accompanied by fog created traffic trouble across the country on Friday, but there were few accidents.
3 March 2006
AMSTERDAM – Icy conditions accompanied by fog created traffic trouble across the country on Friday, but there were few accidents.
On the roads there were 100 km more traffic jams than usual, said the motorists’ association ANWB. There were long delays around Rotterdam where Thursday night’s snow was still not cleared, and between Den Haag and Utrecht.
There were actually fewer road collisions than on a normal morning, according to the police, because drivers had adjusted their driving behaviour to the conditions.
The weather office (KNMI) said snow cover would extend South to cover the whole country on Friday, which coupled with expected strong winds could produce problems.
Trains in and out of Gouda were delayed for more than an hour because drifting snow had obscured rail signals. Rail travellers should anticipate more delays during Friday, network managers ProRail said. The area South of the Roosendaal–Hengelo line is expected to be hit hardest.
Air traffic at Schiphol airport was also affected, with mist closing one runway and leading to delays of an hour for both in- and out-bound flights.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news