A code red warning is currently in effect for the northern provinces of Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland due to black ice and slippery roads. National weather service KNMI warns motorists to stay off the road as far as they can manage it and to keep an eye on weather forecasts and traffic information.
The icy roads in the northern provinces of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe mean that dairy producer FrieslandCampina is having trouble collecting milk. So far this resulted in 450 farmers forced to dump a total of between 4 and 5 million liters of milk in the manure pit
Dozens of schools in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel are closed today due to the icy weather and slippery roads
The icy weather in the northern parts of the Netherlands is taking its toll on the residents. Emergency rooms are working on overdrive to deal with injuries caused by slippery roads and sidewalks, mostly involving broken bones and bruises
The KNMI issued a code red warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe. Do not drive if it is not strictly necessary. The warning is in effect from 5:00 a.m. until noon.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute issued a code orange warning for black ice and slick roads in Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and the Waddenzee area. The code orange warning will be in effect from 7:00 p.m. on Monday to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Residents of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands may again have to deal with interruptions in the power supply on Monday morning. The weight of ice buildup due to the winter weather, make the power lines "bounce" resulting in occasional falters in the supply
Large parts of the provinces Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe are covered in about 1 to 2 centimeters of snow. Motorists are warned to be careful of slick roads.
The disappearance of a giant rocking-moose from the Ikea store in Zwolle during the early hours of Monday morning, was the work of New Year's association De Oliebol from Vledder in Drenthe. The stolen moose reemerged in the association's home town on New Year's eve.
Hilda van der Heide, the woman who broke her arm when a police officer pulled her away from Justice State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff's car during a protest against asylum seekers in the Drenthe town of Oranje, is annoyed by the response she got from the State Secretary.
More than half of the unemployed over 55-year-olds in the Netherlands can not find a new job before their unemployment benefits run out, according to figures NU got from LocalFocus and benefits agency UWV of the period 2013 to November 2015.
Sinterklaas officially arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday, accompanied by his controversial helper, Zwarte Piet. Though the assistants are mythologized as having dark smudges caused by soot, the character more closely resembles minstrels in blackface with nappy-haired wigs, large hoop earrings, big red lips and a buffoonish demeanour.
Most schools in the Netherlands will be keeping Zwarte Piet in his traditional appearance during the Sinterklaas celebrations this year and in the years to come. About 34 percent of respondents find the racism debate surrounding the Sinterklaas helper not a concern for their own organizations, with 32 percent saying they do not find the character discriminatory, a survey of teachers by general education association AOb revealed on Tuesday.
The police seized some 7,500 kilograms of fireworks at a business on Kanaalstraat in Roden on October 27th.
A code yellow weather alert was issued for much of the Netherlands on Sunday morning as fog blanketed the country. The alert was scheduled for 8am to 11am, the national meteorological agency KNMI stated.
The National Institute for Public Health and Environment, the RIVM, has decided to quarantine every asylum seeker visiting a hospital and screen them for MRSA. This decision was made after the dreaded hospital bacteria was found in a few refugees in asylum centers in Weert and the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen.
Security and Justice Minister Ard van der Steur was upset by the behaviour of villagers in Oranje, Drenthe who blocked Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff's car, and tried to prevent buses of refugees from entering the town. Dijkhoff was in the town of 140 people Tuesday night to discuss plans to double the number of asylum seekers there from 700 to 1,400.
Angry residents of the small Drench village, Orange, tried to block the departing car of Justice Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff. Dijkhoff had just ended a closed door, town hall meeting with residents about the upcoming arrival of 700 asylum seekers, broadcaster NOS reported.
An explosion in a Hoogeveen health care facility and residence on Tuesday morning left at least one person seriously injured. Several others were being treated at the scene after the blast, the Drenthe Regional Safety Office announced.
The Center for Safe Housing (CVW) in Groningen said they received 347 damage reports after the 3.1-magnitude earthquake in Hellum, Groningen on Wednesday night. Of those, 63 are from Slochteren, a town roughly four kilometers south of the epicenter.
A second earthquake shook the Netherlands last night, this time in the town of Emmen. The earthquake happened just after 11:30 p.m., with a resident telling RTV Drenthe that he heard a loud bang.
A 62-year-old Muslim woman from the Netherlands was killed in a stampede during the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Local authorities say that the incident took place on Thursday, and have reported at least 717 people dead with over 800 more injured.
The house of two Netherlands police officers was burgled last weekend in the municipal district of Midden-Drenthe, police spokesperson told Ernest Zinsmeijer from RVT Noord. A complete uniform was stolen from each of the two officers.