190 traffic jams in the Netherlands today at the peak of rush hour

If you’ve been stuck in a traffic jam all morning, then you’re not the only one (as you can probably make out because you’re gridlocked by vehicles all around you). At the peak of rush hour, there were at least 190 traffic jams in the Netherlands, reports NU.nl.

All of these traffic jams would total up to 870 kilometers in distance: that’s a lot of vehicles driving bumper-to-bumper in this tiny country. Well, at least you have an excuse as to why you’re late. Or you could be a friend to the environment and give public transport a shot.

Why do we have so many traffic jams in the Netherlands today?

A spokesperson from ANWB also said that we should expect hectic mornings because November is said to be a busy month.

Today’s traffic jams are said to have been caused by the rain, drizzle, and fog decreasing the visibility on the roads. In addition, because of the shorter days in winter, it is still dark when people leave their homes.

Which roads should you avoid this morning?

Take significant delays into account if you’re driving on any of the provincial roads new The Hague and Rotterdam, reports NU.nl. There are minor traffic jams around on A4, A13, A16 and the A20 of around 10 kilometers.

Avoid A4 at Hoofddrop as it has a traffic jam of at least 20 kilometers because of an accident. There was also an accident on the A15 between Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht and Sliedrecht-Wes.

So be prepared DutchReviewers! Take delays into account so that you’re never late for work. Have you been stuck in a traffic jam all morning? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Holger Schué/Pixabay 

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
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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