Snow, wind hits the Netherlands

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Wind travelling from the east brought down temperatures in the northern part of the country over the weekend, leading to dustings of snow from the German border to the IJsselmeer. Cars were reportedly abandoned in parts of Groningen because of slippery roads and poor visibility.Further south, Utrecht, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland were still coping with various storm damage. Homeowners in Middelburg were dealing with tiles ripped from the rooftops, while many who parked on the streets in the Mortiere neighborhood found fresh dents and dings on their cars from falling debris.

There were no serious injuries reported from the windstorm in the south, or the snow and freezing temperatures in the north. Towns like Leeuwarden, Friesland, have issued more warnings to drivers who may be on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning as more snow is expected.

Fresh snow on the ground in Groningen (HiuKwanChung/Twitter)

Snow warnings are still in effect in Groningen (Giovanni Cucari/Twitter)

Still, the warnings did not stop people from enjoying the first snowfalls of the season. Many in Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen were treated to picturesque landscapes and the chance to take their sled out of the shed.

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