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Old May 23rd, 2009, 12:47 PM   #2861
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Great! It's good to see that they sign two foreign destinations (last pic), I haven't seen that very often in the Netherlands. Unless you count those signs with Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and Copenhagen of course . Those double arrows look kinda cool
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:04 PM   #2862
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I don't like that double arrow. I'd think they're two consecutive exits.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #2863
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I don't like that double arrow. I'd think they're two consecutive exits.
That's my criticism too.

Here's another set of new signage. Also note that in this new signage, the distance sign is placed after the exit (as usually in other countries), instead of before the exit.

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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #2864
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That's more logical, b/c you inform those who just joined the motorway.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #2865
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Pretty dramatic weather over the Netherlands, resulting in huge backups, there are 23 traffic jams exceeding 10km in length, the longest is 29 kilometers. There are 8 traffic jams over 20km in length. The grand total is near 1070 kilometers of traffic jam at 8.30 am.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #2866
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At the moment the longest is 36 km, between Den Bosch and Culemborg (A2). There is also a 25 km long jam between Utrecht and Abcoude. Because of this horrible weather I've only slept a few hours last night. From 11:30 to 3:30 was one period of continuous thunder, lightning and rain
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Old May 26th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #2867
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From 11:30 to 3:30 was one period of continuous thunder, lightning and rain
Same here. I have skylights in my bedroom, couldn't sleep at all. At around 3am the hail stones got so big I thought the glass was gonna break

And I had to get up again at 6 to get to work. This is not going to be a good day.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #2868
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This is not going to be a good day.
Same for me: I have my freaking chemistry exam today
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #2869
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #2870
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If people aren't whining about traffic, they're about the weather. Or in this case, both. How I love the Netherlands.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #2871
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That's my criticism too.

Here's another set of new signage. Also note that in this new signage, the distance sign is placed after the exit (as usually in other countries), instead of before the exit.

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I notice that in the new scheme the 'afrit' sign has made it onto the main board, as in the examples above. Tell me, what happens to this 'afrit' sign when you have an overhead sign (on a gully): is the information dropped or has it been migrated onto the the main sign? A picture would be ideal.

I still cannot help the feeling that the new Dutch signs are smaller.
Is is just an illusion or is it like that in reality?

BTW - are the junctions now named (e.g. Rijssen)?
If not, what does 'Rijssen' mean? Nearst town/city/village?

BTW - Enter on the A1 always makes me laugh. Sounds like a very ... inviting place. Really cool!

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Old May 26th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #2872
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Because of this horrible weather I've only slept a few hours last night. From 11:30 to 3:30 was one period of continuous thunder, lightning and rain
more than two decades ago we were camping in the High Tatras, SK and there was a heavy thunder at a night, and the lightning striked near our tent...
...but I was informed about this event only next morning... (I was sleeping all night and I hadnt heard anything)

p.s.: Iam not deaf I can hear quite well...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #2873
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A blade of a wind turbine has just fallen onto the A6 motorway near Lelystad!

Probably this location. These wind turbines are typically over 100 meters tall.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #2875
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It must have been blowing like hell - this turbine is quite a distance from this place.
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They suspect that it has been damaged by lightning yesterday, so that's probably why it fell off.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #2877
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They suspect that it has been damaged by lightning yesterday, so that's probably why it fell off.
But still it's on the highway on a location where the turbines are located quite far from the road, so it still flew quite a bit.... Amazing...
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #2878
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In order to get enough momentum to end up on the motorway, it must have been turning when it was released, otherwise it would never have ended up where it did.
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Well, those things are designed to catch the most wind as possible, but it's still amazing, since those turbines are like a couple of hundred meters away if I remember correctly.
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The closest windmill to that exit is 130 meters away.
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