Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 15:35
More icy weather triggers another code red warning
A code red warning is currently in effect for the northern provinces of Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland due to black ice and slippery roads. National weather service KNMI warns motorists to stay off the road as far as they can manage it and to keep an eye on weather forecasts and traffic information. The code red warning will be in effect until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, when the KNMI expects to scale it down to orange for the rest of the night and most of Thursday. A code orange warning is currently in effect for Overijssel, Flevoland, the northern parts of Gelderland and for the Wadden area and a code yellow for Noord-Holland. Maximum temperatures for Wednesday ranges from -5 degrees in the northeastern parts of the country to 8 degrees in the southwest. Minimum temperatures for Wednesday night will be about the same. The KNMI expects more ice in the northeastern parts of the country on Thursday morning, but expects the temperatures to increase to 2 degrees Celsius towards Thursday evening. The icy weather in caused havoc in the northern parts of the country these past few days, with problems ranging from traffic accidents, closed schools and broken bones to farmers being forced to dump large amounts of uncollected milk.