Snowploughs out on Dutch roads
The Dutch authorities have begun deploying snowploughs on some major roads in the Netherlands. Reports say a 15-kilometre-long traffic jam has been caused by the snowploughs’ slow progress on the A27 motorway between Utrecht and Almere.
Snow is causing traffic disruption throughout almost the whole of the Netherlands. The only region to escape the chaos so far is the north of the country. Reports indicate that there are nearly 600 kilometres of stationary or slowly moving traffic on Dutch roads.
Many parts of Europe have been hit by heavy snow and ice. Road and rail travel has been seriously disrupted in parts of France, Germany and Great Britain.
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