New snow brings trouble to the roads again, flight delays continue

Snow overnight in southern and central parts of the country caused new problems on the roads on Tuesday.


In particular, motorists around Rotterdam and The Hague are experiencing difficulties. By 09.00 the total jam reached over 400km, with the A4, A12 and A13 booking the longest delays, according to the ANWB motoring organisation.
The snow shower is slowly moving northwards and lessening in intensity the further north it gets, the KNMI weather bureau said.
Yesterday, the government reduced the speed limit on many roads to 50 kph because of the slippery conditions.

Trains

On the trains, a broken crossing betweem Gouda and The Hague led to some cancellations and points problems have affected services between Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Schiphol has not been hard hit but passengers are still experiencing delays and cancellations because of problems elsewhere in Europe.

More snow

More snow is expected today and tomorrow, according to Telegraaf weather forecaster Piet Paulusma. Although temperatures are set to rise slightly on Thursday, the heavy frosts will return again at the weekend, he says.

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