In anticipation of significant high winds, train company NS has warned travelers and commuters that they will cut services from 2pm on Friday. “Extremely strong winds are expected today,” the train operator says in its statement. “Therefore, all domestic and international train traffic will be cancelled from 14.00 hrs.”
The NS says it has “taken this decision because of safety on the tracks. There is a chance that trees will be blown onto the tracks, which can cause dangerous situations.”
Let op: vandaag vanaf 14:00 uur geen treinverkeer door storm Eunice. In de ochtend is de treindienst aangepast. Plan je reis in de reisplanner. Voor meer info:
— NS online (@NS_online) February 18, 2022
Today, the weather bureau KNMI upgraded its severe weather warning to rare Code Red for coastal areas of the Netherlands, including the province of Friesland. This alert means that there is a danger to life from flying debris. Current forecasts suggest high winds will exceed 120km/h. The red alert goes into effect in Friesland from 3pm.
The Code Orange warning, announced yesterday, will be effective in Drenthe from 4pm until 7pm, while in Groningen it will run from 4pm on Friday to 1am on Saturday.