Long traffic jams expected as school holidays start for another region

With the region Zuid starting summer holiday this afternoon, the ANWB expects the roads to be extremely busy on Friday and Saturday, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Be ready to spend time in traffic jams, according to the service, AD reports.

The Zuid region includes the provinces Zeeland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg, as well as some municipalities in Gelderland. The Midden region - Utrecht, Zuid-Holland ans parts of Gelderland - went on holiday last week. The first holiday wave caused hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams on Dutch highways. At the end of Friday afternoon last week, there were over 300 kilometers of traffic jams on the roads. 

ANWB expects that today may be as busy as last week. Holiday goers will also face traffic abroad, especially on the holiday routes. France is having a long weekend, and school holidays are also starting in Luxembourg and West Germany. Germany is also working on many roads over the weekend - a total of 470 locations. In Switzerland, waiting time at the Gotthard tunnel is expected to be up to two hours. 

The Noord region of the Netherlands goes on summer holiday next week Friday. The Noord region includes Noord-Holland, Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Flevoland.