It is exceptional that gritters are deployed at the end of April.
Ilse Luypaerts of the Flemish Roads and Traffic Agency told VRT News that "Tonight we have kept close tabs on the situation in the whole of Flanders and sent gritters out in three provinces. This is exceptional”.
The Agency received no reports of accidents or other issues arising from slippery roads. The Flemish Traffic Centre too says that it is not aware of any specific weather-related issues on the region’s roads.