Thick fog during rush hour, meteorological institute warns

A foggy road
A foggy road. Photo: Thermos / Wikimedia Commons

Motorists should be aware of reduced visibility due to fog during rush hour on Wednesday morning, meteorological institute KNMI warns. A code yellow weather warning is currently in effect for Gelderland and Utrecht, but the KNMI believes that other areas may also be affected.

"Dangerous driving conditions due to poor visibility. Adjust speed and keep sufficient following distance", the meteorological institute warns. "Follow weather reports and warnings."

Traffic information service VID also warns of a difficult morning rush hour due to the fog. According to the service, the rush hour lanes on some highways will not open this morning, as the Rijkswaterstaat will be unable to monitor them through cameras due to the fog. Traffic jams may therefore be longer than usual. 

The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy, with maybe some sunshine in the afternoon. The southeast of the country can expect some rain during the morning, but the rest of the country will be mostly dry. Afternoon temperatures will be around 8 degrees Celsius. 

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