Weather, accidents cause traffic chaos

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17 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — Accidents combined with rain jammed up traffic on Tuesday morning and led to a hectic rush hour on Dutch roads.

17 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — Accidents combined with rain jammed up traffic on Tuesday morning and led to a hectic rush hour on Dutch roads.

Three people were killed in two accidents on the A67 and A50 and three others were injured.

Motorists in Rotterdam, in particular, faced tailbacks and long delays, a spokesperson for automobile association ANWB said.

Nine cars were involved in an accident on the A15 near Pernis and a motorcyclist crashed on the A13, leading to long traffic jams. A traffic jam, measuring 20 kilometre, developed on the A20.

No injuries were reported when 17 cars were involved in a chain collision on the A73 at Venray.

Cars also stood still on many other roads across the Netherlands. Icy roads slowed traffic in the north and east of the country and led to numerous minor accidents during the morning.

The problems peaked at 8.15am when there were 380 kilometres of traffic jams in the Netherlands.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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