Technicians are still busy replacing cables in the Schiphol tunnel that were damaged by fire on Monday. Only two of the six lanes are open to motorists, which means traffic delays on the A4 from Amsterdam to The Hague during rush hour on Thursday morning, NOS reports.
Traffic information service ANWB expects major traffic jams across the Netherlands today and tomorrow as the Dutch spring break kicks off. The ANWB particularly warns of traffic problems on roads heading towards ski areas, RTL Nieuws reports.
If no decisive measures are taken, roads in Dutch cities will be completely blocked by 2021 due to a doubling in traffic, Trouw reports based on an investigation CROW did for the newspaper. According to the research firm, the current focus is too much on solving traffic problems on main roads and highways, and too little on city accessibility.
The code orange weather warning for extremely dangerous weather has been lifted after the severe storms that hit parts of the Netherlands on Sunday night. The storms were accompanied by thunder, lightning, hail and strong winds and resulted in flooding, traffic problems and even a few fires.
The Netherlands is number two on the list of worst traffic in Europe, only beaten by Belgium. Of all Dutch people, Rotterdam residents spent the most time in traffic last year.
A van carrying chemicals went up in flames on the A12 at Zevenhuizen in the direction of The Hague on Wednesday morning. The highway had to be closed down to clean up the chemicals and the van, but has since been reopened. According to the traffic information service VID, only the Zevenhuizen off ramp is still closed, but this is not causing any traffic problems.
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has issued a code yellow weather warning for dense fog in Utrecht, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland.
The SP wants that tougher actions will be taken against ‘scooter louts’. It must be made possible that Scooters, which drive too fast, can be fined by their number plate. Something which is not possible at this moment.
SP MP Frashad Bashir wil insist on that during a meeting of the House with Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.