Code red for storm Poly

Code red in northwestern Netherlands due to very heavy wind gusts, train traffic partially shut down.

Particularly on the coast and in the IJsselmeer region, KNMI predicts that very heavy wind gusts may occur. No or hardly any air traffic will be possible at Schiphol Airport between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; train traffic will be halted in the northern Netherlands from 8:30 a.m. onwards.

For Wednesday morning and part of the afternoon, KNMI issued code red for the provinces of Noord-Holland, Flevoland, Friesland and in the IJsselmeer region because of very heavy wind gusts. Wind gusts will reach 120 kilometers per hour there. During this Wednesday’s storm Poly, KNMI is specifically warning of damage and danger from falling trees and flying objects.

Code orange applies to Overijssel, Drenthe and Groningen and the Wadden area. Code yellow applies for the rest of the Netherlands. Wind gusts up to 100 kilometers per hour. Rijkswaterstaat advises people on Wednesday morning to postpone their trip if possible.

Train traffic will be halted in the north of the Netherlands (Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel) and Flevoland from 08:30. Starting at 9:30 a.m., train traffic above Amersfoort will also be halted. It is still unclear when trains will resume running in these regions.

On Wednesday morning, Schiphol reported that at least three hundred flights had been cancelled. That number could rise, according to the airport. Schiphol announced during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday that between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. no or hardly any flights would be possible. The airport advises travelers to check current airline information before coming to the airport or to do so through Schiphol’s information channels.

[Source: NOS]