Good morning! Today, a healthcare worker is the first to receive AstraZeneca vaccine in the Netherlands and in Thialf the World Cup distances are driven without public.
Today follows a beautiful winter day with plenty of room for the sun. It is quite cold with a maximum temperature of -1 at most. The moderate east wind makes it feel colder. The weekend is also sunny, Monday the chance of winter rainfall increases.
Do you have to go on the road? Here you will find the overview of closures and activities. Check the winter timetable for the railway.
What can you expect today?
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The Dutch Boa Bond and police union ACP are concerned about the potential crowds next weekend in the skating areas. The unions therefore expect that intervention will be necessary. That‘s what they tell De Cceit.
The security regions would already take such a scenario into account, says Gerrit van der Kamp, chairman of police union ACP. He hopes that the hustle and bustle will spread: “Otherwise, according to the signals I have, the security regions will be limited.” Boas, police officers and traffic regulators will then regulate the influx of skaters. “I estimate that this will happen in many places,” says Van der Kamp.
Hubert Bruls, President of the Security Council, warns that regions can be locked down in the event of heavy crowds. “Then there will also be action and verbalized.”
Ruud Kuin, chairman of the Dutch Boa Bond, also takes account of heavy crowds and says that mayors should intervene in that case. That happened last spring. Then roads to and parking spaces near the beach and nature reserves were closed.
Other news from the night:
And then here’s this:
Should things get too busy in the skating areas, this might be a nice winter pastime. In states in the Midwest of America: the Frozen Pants Challenge. Grab old trousers or other garment, soaking wet, take outside, wait half an hour and put in your garden or balcony in the snow. Something different than a snowman!