It will be a lot busier on the Dutch highways on Tuesday morning. The ANWB reports the busiest morning rush hour since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. At the peak, there was 759 kilometers of traffic jams at 08.35, according to a spokesperson for the ANWB. The main causes are the rain showers in the south of the country and the increase in road traffic as more people return to work by car.
The website of the traffic service showed that there were 155 traffic jams of a total of 775 kilometers, but that has now decreased.
It is especially busy on the A59 near Oss, due to a collision. The left lane was temporarily closed. It has now reopened, but drivers still have to take into account a 45-minute delay.
Motorists on the A12 from Arnhem to The Hague are experiencing a delay of almost an hour, also due to an accident. An accident also happened on the A28 from Groningen to Zwolle. There are two lanes close to Staphorst.
Last week the annual traffic jam records were already broken, with 468 kilometers of traffic jams on Tuesday morning and 650 kilometers of traffic jams on Friday evening. Such traffic jam lengths had not occurred since corona.
The traffic information service does not expect this to be the last busy rush hour of the year. “That is partly because more and more people are getting into their cars and the winter months are just around the corner, when it gets dark earlier and worse weather is ahead,” according to the ANWB.
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