Snow causes traffic jams and train delays, more sleet ahead

Emergency service workers deal with a Canta invalid car which skidded off the road. Photo: ANP

Snow and ice have caused treacherous conditions on the roads throughout the country and some train services have also been disrupted because of weather-related problems. 

Several centimetres of snow have fallen over much of the Netherlands and by 8.30 am the ANWB motoring organisation said there were over 850 kilometres of traffic jams, particularly in central parts of the country. Commuters on the busy A1 motorway faced four hold-ups totalling 34 kilometres in the early morning. 

There were fewer inter city trains running around Leiden, Schiphol and Amsterdam because of technical issues and fewer services in Hilversum and Amersfoort. Problems with the overhead cables have also led to some stop train services being cancelled around Arnhem. 

Amsterdam’s public transport company GVB said commuters will face some delays while in Rotterdam passengers are being warned about slippery conditions at stations and bus stops. 

According to weather bureau KNMI, there will be more sleet and snow during the day and early evening in northern parts of the country. Overnight there will be a light frost in most places, apart from the Wadden Sea islands. 

Wednesday will also be chilly with some light snow showers and sunshine. 

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