Dutch flag carrier KLM canceled several dozen flights on Sunday because of the expected snow fall, even though the amount of snow forecast is unlikely to top a few centimetres.
“Our customers need to know where they stand,” a spokesman told broadcaster NOS. “You can’t wait until the last minute. Passengers have been told and booked on other flights.”
In total, the airline has scrapped outward and return flights.
The infrastructure ministry’s roads department has warned of slippery conditions on the roads nationwide and grit trucks have been out in force. But Dutch railway company NS said it is not making any changes to scheduled services because of the wintry weather.
Between one and three centimetres of snow is forecast to fall across the country but weather forecasters do not expect it to stay around for long when it first hits in Zeeland.
The snow is set to hit central and northern parts of the country in late afternoon and evening when the temperature has dropped. “People living there may wake up to a white world on Monday,” NOS weather forecaster Roosmarijn Knol said.
More sleet is likely on Monday and the rest of the week will have rain and temperatures slightly above zero.
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