Hail, wet snow to cause rough morning, evening commutes

Rain in Amsterdam
Rain, hail, wet snow in AmsterdamZachary Newmark, NLTimes.nl

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.


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