On Thursday morning, icy roads created extremely dangerous conditions in the provinces of North Brabant, Limburg and Gelderland.Meteorological Research Institute KNMI We have issued a Code Orange Warning for these provinces and a Code Yellow for Utrecht, Overijssel and Drenthe. Slippery conditions have already caused dozens of accidents on Dutch roads.
According to ANWB, at 8:03 am, 724 kilometers of traffic jams occurred on major roads in the Netherlands. The A2 driver was stuck in backup for over 90 kilometers. Severe traffic jams occurred around Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Breda and Arnhem.
Frozen roads are very dangerous as they make it difficult to see. KNMI urged road users to drive slowly and maintain a safe following distance. Most of the ice should have melted by noon, but in parts of Limburg it may remain until the afternoon.
Frozen roads have caused dozens of accidents since early morning. The car slid off the road on his A12 and A348 near Arnhem and the A1 between Apeldoorn and Enschede. Most of the accidents resulted in minor damage, but some were more serious. NOS.
Traffic increased early on the A12 from the German border to Arnhem after an accident involving a truck and several cars. Reichswaterstadt Report on Twitter. Authorities have closed multiple lanes. Another accident has blocked his two lanes on his A16 south side before Van Brieneoordburg. He A50 near Roonen, he towards Arnhem only one lane is open.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with light showers or wet snow nationwide. According to KNMI, the maximum temperature is 7 degrees Celsius in the northwest and 1 degree Celsius in Zuidlinburg.