The A2 motorway between Utrecht and Amsterdam closed at 3.30 pm on Thursday afternoon at Breukelen after a serious accident, reports Rijkswaterstaat. It is unknown whether people were injured in the accident.

Traffic that was behind the accident was led away on the emergency lane. Rijkswaterstaat has set up a diversion because of the road closure. Road users can take a detour from Utrecht on the A27, A1 and A9.

It is not yet known when the road will open again.