Travel Alert: Electricity Restored After Major Power Outage in Netherlands
F lights to and from Amsterdam may still be delayed, diverted or canceled following a major power outage of greater than five hours earlier today which affected approximately a million households; forced flights to divert from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; and disrupted the national networks of public transportation — including trams and Metro trains.
According to this article written by Thomas Escritt of Reuters, after greater than two hours, power was restored in the Amsterdam financial district and gradually returned to cities across the province of Noord Holland — home to a sixth of the population of 17 million people in the Netherlands. “Major delays were also reported at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, where all flights were briefly suspended and inbound planes diverted to regional airports. Amsterdam-bound airliners were delayed on the tarmac on airports throughout Europe.”