Freezing night triggers slick road warning

Slick roads in Amsterdam Oost before the morning rush hour, 21 Jan 2019
Slick roads in Amsterdam Oost before the morning rush hour, 21 Jan 2019. (Photo: NL Times)

Motorists in the Netherlands are warned to be careful of slick roads when commuting to work on Monday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for the entire country. "All traffic participants can be hindered. Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", KNMI warns.

Temperatures dropped to between -5 degrees along the coast and -10 degrees inland overnight, freezing wet areas on the roads. The iciness should melt away by 11:00 a.m., according to the meteorological institute.

The day will be partly cloudy, with some sunshine in the central and southern parts of the country. The northern parts of the Netherlands may see some light rain. Maximum temperatures will range between 2 degrees Celsius in the east and southeast and 5 degrees Celsius on the northwest coast. 

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