Hail, wet snow to cause rough morning, evening commutes
Winter weather conditions, including hail, light snow, cold rain, and a late sunrise led to a challenging morning rush hour in the Netherlands on Friday. Over 120 kilometers of traffic jams had already formed on Dutch highways by 8:45 a.m., according to driving association ANWB.
A code yellow weather warning was issued for the entire country due to potentially slippery conditions. The morning warning was set to expire at noon, but a second caution was to begin at 5 p.m. and last through to 11 p.m.
Adding to the troubles in the east of the country was a train system malfunction. This caused significant delays between Almelo and Hardenberg, not far from the German border.
There were no substantial delays at Schiphol Airport by 9 a.m. on Monday.
The national weather service KNMI said drivers should also expect poor conditions on Saturday morning.