Friday, 27 March 2015

Schiphol Reopens

A major power cut has hit Amsterdam and surrounding towns, causing all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport to be temporarily cancelled.
Dutch electricity network administrator TenneT said a significant part of North Holland province, home to some 2.7 million people, had been affected.  The operator later said power had been restored to some parts of the region.

But incoming flights were still being diverted from Schiphol airport - one of Europe's busiest terminals.
The hub was forced to run on emergency power, as the cut caused widespread disruption.
It was triggered by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen, TenneT said on Twitter.