11 Dec 2017 – Heavy snow brought the Netherlands to a virtual standstill today, with record traffic jams, train and flight cancellations and school closures.
In total, traffic jams totaling over 1,000 km (600 miles) were recorded at around 4:30 this afternoon.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled including ALL flights in and out of Eindhoven Airport.
The Dutch weather bureau KNMI issued a Code Red warning, its highest alert, warning of “extremely dangerous” conditions across the country.
Some areas were expecting up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snowfall within 24 hours.
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