Problems here and there as storm sweeps across the country
The VRT’s weather presenter Frank Deboosere tweeted a message to warn members of the public against the possible dangers as the storms moved north-east coming from France and the Belgian coast.
The E40 Motorway got inundated between Ghent and Brussels in Erpe-Mere and Aalst, while trees blocked the road between Affligem and Ternat. Fallen trees caused disruption in various places. Rail services were disrupted in Liedekerke (between Ghent and Brussels) after a tree had fallen right on the tracks. Belgian Rail said ‘a collision was avoided’.
Gales were also seen in the area of the Albert Canal – which links Antwerp to Limburg province. Three empty containers ended up in the water and one on a path along the canal. There were no reports of injuries. The containers were fished out of the water.
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