Code yellow for fog in the Netherlands; 19 injured in car crash in Friesland

The Netherlands is still under thick fog and it looks like it isn’t going anywhere. KNMI has issued a code yellow warning for the same. It has reduced visibility so much that there was a huge chain crash in Friesland. One person was killed and 19 people were injured. 

It’s going to be grey and the clouds are going to stick around but I think we’re all already used to this. If you are disappointed then just remember that there is nothing more typical than grey Dutch weather.

KNMI also issued a code red around midnight in Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland when visibility was as low as 10 metres in a lot of places. But things have improved since then. The code red has been changed to code yellow at around 4 am, so you might just be in the clear.

If you’re anywhere but Zeeland, know that visibility is less than 200 meters. Try to stay off the roads, and enjoy this new year’s day indoors because it’s bad out there. However, KNMI believes it is going to get better as the day progresses.

Feature Image: Markus Spiske/Pexels

Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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