Another windy day affecting all forms of traffic in Netherlands
Netherlands residents can expect traffic problems on Monday, no matter what type of transport they use, as the weekend's stormy weather blows over into the new week. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for strong winds for the entire country.
The strong winds will continue to affect air traffic. At 7:30 a.m., Schiphol reported 108 canceled departures and 113 canceled arrivals on its website for Monday. Many of the canceled flights are KLM flights. "Due to stormy weather, our flight schedule is disrupted," the Dutch airline warned on its website. "Major cancellations and delays are to be expected until and including Monday, February 21st. We urgently advise you to reconsider your itinerary and postpone travels to, from, or via Amsterdam."
NS expects to run most trains according to schedule on Monday, though fewer trains are running on some routes due to the weather. There are fewer trains between Dordrecht and Roosendaal, between Rotterdam Central Station and Breda, and Between Breda and Noorderkempen. Travelers should expect extra travel time and check the NS travel planner for current information before departing.
The public works department Rijkswaterstaat warned road users to be extra careful. "The week is off to a stormy start. In addition to difficult driving conditions, loose branches and other objects from the previous storm can blow into the road. Adjust your driving style and be extra alert," it said on Twitter.
At 8:02 a.m., travelers' association ANWB reported 46 traffic jams covering 189 kilometers on Dutch roads. "Roads may be partially or completely closed due to storm damage, so keep a close eye on traffic information," the ANWB advised.