Major power failure in the north of the Netherlands, Walibi visitors were stuck in attractions | Abroad

Major power failure in the north of the Netherlands, Walibi visitors were stuck in attractions | Abroad
Major power failure in the north of the Netherlands, Walibi visitors were stuck in attractions | Abroad

The website of Omroep Flevoland shows images of a transformer house that is on fire and of smoking high-voltage cables. They also hang dangerously close to the ground.

The police are calling for “to avoid the roads in Flevoland”. The A6 is partially closed. Train traffic between Lelystad and Dronten is also at a standstill. A train is stationary on the route, the emergency services will urgently evacuate the passengers.

The attractions of amusement park Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen also stopped for about half an hour on Friday due to the power failure in part of Flevoland. During the outage, people were sitting in attractions. They have all been safely evacuated, a spokesperson for the amusement park reported. According to him, it is now slowly starting up again.

The power outage itself lasted several minutes, according to the spokesperson. The park then spent about half an hour evacuating everyone and closing the attractions. “Everyone managed to reach the ground safely,” the spokesperson said.

At around 4.30 pm, the park was checking whether the power supply was back in order. “It seems to be a bit unstable. When everything is working properly again, everything will open again.”

The article is in Dutch

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