Many primary schools closed on Monday due to weather alarm | NOW


Due to predicted slipperiness on the road, primary schools and day care facilities will remain closed on Monday in many places in the Netherlands. The KNMI issued a weather alert on Sunday, code red applies from Monday morning.

Local media report that many schools are closing because the school buildings may be difficult to reach. Some schools may open their doors later on Monday. Some children have a day off, other children take online lessons.

The KNMI has issued code red for Monday morning due to freezing rain. As a result, road users across the Netherlands are faced with treacherous slippery conditions.

RTV Drenthe reports that all public primary schools in the province and the emergency shelter will not open. In Overijssel it concerns “several schools”, according to RTV East. Many closed schools in Utrecht, although some school boards want to wait until Monday with a decision, reports RTV Utrecht. Rijnmond reports that the educational umbrella organization BOOR is closing all primary schools in the Rotterdam region.

According to Broadcaster West The PO Council advises parents to keep an eye on the parent apps for information about closed schools. Last Monday, many schools also closed their doors because of the snowfall.

The schools in the South region are closed because it is spring break there. This will not start until next Friday for the North and Central regions.

Many people also say on social media that their children’s school will be closed on Monday. “And then we were back home tomorrow. What a crazy time,” someone said on Twitter Sunday evening. Someone else says: “We still bring the children to school after morning.” Some people do not understand that the schools are not opening.

Earlier on Sunday it was announced that GGD locations for corona tests or vaccinations will remain closed on Monday morning. Some libraries will also remain closed as a precaution.


Source: NU by www.nu.nl.

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