Last night there was nuisance in the south of Limburg due to heavy rainfall. In Maastricht, Geleen and Valkenburg, among others, water flooded the streets. The station hall in Maastricht was flooded, 1Limburg reported. Cellars also flooded and water damage occurred at several schools.
Due to flooding, the A2 in the direction of Eindhoven was temporarily closed between the Kruisdonk and Meerssen junctions. Traffic was diverted.
The A76 towards Aachen was also closed near Geleen due to flooding. Traffic was diverted there via the exit and entrance ramp. Roads were also closed locally.
Residents are shocked by the amount of water:
The cellars of the UMC Maastricht also flooded, according to a spokesperson for the fire brigade at 1Limburg. The damage is not too bad and the flooding does not pose any problems for healthcare.
Action center set up
The fire brigade control room in Maastricht received 85 reports of flooding in less than an hour. For this reason, an action center has been set up in the fire station, from which the emergency services can respond to reports, the spokesperson said.
Valkenburg has also been hit by the showers. “At a certain point you see that those wells here on the street are not getting through and that everything is completely clogged,” resident Jordy Peters told 1Limburg. “We will then get all the water here in the street.” According to Peters, this is the fourth time in a few months that this has happened. “It doesn’t seem to be resolved.”
The KNMI warned yesterday afternoon of thunderstorms with rain and therefore issued a code yellow. The worst showers in Maastricht were over around 8:30 p.m.
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