Sunshine and accidents lead to record Ascension Day traffic jams

Thursday is the busiest Ascension Day on the Dutch roads on record, traffic information service VID said.

Around lunchtime there were 125 kilometres of jams on the roads, far above the previous record of 78 kilometres which dates back to 2009.

There were long queues on roads to beaches and to the Wadden Sea islands ahead of the long weekend. Other problems were caused by accidents. The A16 was partly closed after a collision between a lorry and a tow-truck, causing long tailbacks.