Wednesday 15 July 2020

Yellow alert as icy roads cause rush-hour tailbacks

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Icy conditions disrupted traffic in the Monday morning rush-hour following overnight snow and sub-zero temperatures.

A yellow alert was issued for the entire country apart from Zeeland as wet roads turned to ice in the early hours. The worst conditions were in Gelderland and Overijssel, where several accidents caused delays on the A28 and A50 motorways.

A minibus overturned on the A28 between ‘t Harde and Harderwijk, on the eastbound carriageway heading towards Amersfoort, after skidding on ice. The ANWB reported tailbacks of 17km at 7am.

On the A50 a queue of 11km was recorded between Hattemerbroek and Vaassen, while the N736 was blocked by a collision between two cars and a tractor between Wezep and Kampen.

The KNMI said the yellow warning would remain in force throughout the day in the northern provinces Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel. Conditions are expected to improve during the afternoon, Weerplaza said.

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