NEWS Multiple accidents due to icy roads; most NL codes are yellow

Multiple accidents due to icy roads; most NL codes are yellow

Slippery roads have led to multiple accidents, especially in the south-west of the country. In Westkapelle, a Connexxion bus crashed into a house in Walcheren. No one was hurt.

At least seven cars were involved in a chain collision on the N57 motorway near Oosterschedekering. A car went off the road and turned upside down before colliding with seven other vehicles. Paramedics took one person to hospital, according to the PZC. The ANWB reports that the road through Oosterschedekering is closed in both directions and traffic can be detoured to Zeelandbrug (N256).

There were also multiple accidents overnight, especially in the west, due to slippery conditions and black ice. In The Hague, a motorist crashed into a tree on the Moerweg. In Aarlanderveen and Leimuiden, cars fell into the water. All drivers escaped unharmed. In Oestgeest, a car collided with a crash barrier.

Weeronline warned roads in the north and west coast could be “very slippery” on Thursday morning due to freezing rain and snowfall. In the late afternoon and Thursday night, landslides are likely again in the Northwest and Inland.

Meteorological institute KNMI issued yellow road icing warnings for almost all of the Netherlands on Thursday morning and evening, with the exception of Limburg and the Wadden Islands.

Weeronline reported freezing temperatures almost everywhere, with Amsterdam at -3 degrees, Leeuwarden at -2 degrees and the southeast at -9 degrees. Light showers will lead to slippery conditions for the north and west coast. On the northern coast and on the West Coast, a few showers are possible over the winter. The rest of the country should remain dry. The sun will shine brightly.

The Rijkswaterstaat was spreading salt in the northern provinces of North-Holland, Friesland and Groningen on Thursday, a spokesman said. Grits also worked overnight in the coastal province.

There is a chance of localized winter showers along the coast Thursday afternoon. From sunset, the risk of slip from the northwest increases again due to icy showers. Initially, this applies mainly to the north of the country and the provinces of North and South Holland. But Weeronline said a few showers were likely to penetrate deep into the country. In the southeast, eastern North Brabant and Limburg there is little chance of skids due to showers.

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