Code yellow for heavy gusts of wind in a large part of the Netherlands, a lot of damage


“With the exception of the southern provinces, heavy gusts of wind occur up to approx. 80 km / h inland, in the coastal areas up to 90-100 km / h”, the KNMI warned. “The wind comes from a southwestern direction. In the morning and early afternoon the wind decreases, most recently in the northwestern coastal area.”

Train traffic disrupted

The strong wind also affects train traffic. Due to the strong wind, the Dutch Railways have to cancel part of the train run between Rotterdam and Roosendaal. There are no high-speed trains (HSL) between Rotterdam Centraal and Breda until 2 p.m.

Until then, there will also be fewer sprinters on the route between Dordrecht and Roosendaal. Travelers should take an extra half hour into account.

The strong wind can also cause problems on the road. For example, dangerous situations can arise due to blown branches, warns Rijkswaterstaat, and the ANWB says that driving with a trailer or an empty truck can be difficult.

Storm damage

Regional media across the country are reporting storm damage. In Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Utrecht, Flevoland and Overijssel, trees were blown over, which in some cases blocked roads. In Gelderland trees fell on cars, which suffered considerable damage, as can be seen here in images from Arnhem:

The German railways report that a fallen tree has landed on the overhead line between Oberhausen and Emmerich, close to the Dutch border.

As a result, the ICE train between Frankfurt, Cologne and Amsterdam has to be diverted, leading to delays. Among other things, the train does not stop in Arnhem, Deutsche Bahn reports.


Source: RTL Nieuws by www.rtlnieuws.nl.

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