Car catches fire on the A50, highway completely closed for a while

A car caught fire on the A50 at the Paalgraven junction on Wednesday morning. The highway was completely closed from Arnhem in the direction of Oss and road users were guided across the emergency lane at Ravenstein. This caused an hour’s delay at the height of the traffic jam.

Around a quarter to nine, Rijkswaterstaat reported that one lane had reopened. At that time the burned car was recovered. An asphalt expert was also on the way. The road needs to be cleaned and repaired. This is expected to last until the end of the morning.

A diversion has been set up from the Valburg junction for traffic in the direction of Den Bosch. This via Tiel and Den Bosch (A15 and A2).