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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 07:37
Weather warnings extended but roads less icy so far
Thursday morning is again starting out with icy roads in the northern provinces of the Netherlands, with a code red warning in effect for Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen until 11:00 a.m. For the rest of the country there were predictions of fog and limited visibility. But so far the traffic problems seem to be at a minimum. The Rijkswaterstaat responded en masse with gritters to spread salt on the roads. By 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the ANWB, the roads in the north are currently reasonably safe to drive on, but rain and maybe snow expected for this afternoon will make them slippery again. Traffic information service VID agrees with this, saying that the conditions on the roads in Groningen and Friesland are reasonably well, but warning that roads in Drenthe can still be very slippery.