Weather, power cut add to rush hour jams

Rush hour traffic jams on the country’s motorways totalled over 200 kilometres – six times their normal length – this morning, according to motoring organisation ANWB.

The chaos was caused by poor weather conditions, a power cut at the Rotterdam regional traffic management centre and accidents in the Utrecht area, a spokesman for ANWB told ANP news service.
The malfunctioning of the ANWB’s traffic management system for several hours led to overhead traffic boards on the busy A4, A15 and A16 indicating that lanes were closed off when this was not the case.
The problem was solved by 9am but it could be ‘quite some time’ before traffic returns to normal, the spokesman told ANP.

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