Massive power failure in Noord-Holland, Flevoland

Electricity pylonsLarge parts of Noord-Holland province and Flevoland are without power on Friday morning because of a major failure at a high tension substation in Diemen.

Power cuts have hit parts of Amsterdam, Schiphol airport, Haarlem, Almere and the Gooi region near Hilversum.

Train services have also been disrupted in the north of the country. According to the NS website, there are no train services around Schiphol airport or Amsterdam. reports all incoming flights to Schiphol have been diverted although there is no mention of this on the Schiphol website. Motorway signage has also failed.

It is still unclear what caused the power failure or how many households are affected.

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