Gazet van Antwerpen

Horse in tunnel causes long tailbacks in Antwerp

The busy Waaslandtunnel connecting the city of Antwerp to the left bank of the Scheldt was the scene of a bizarre incident today. A man had decided to walk a horse through the tunnel by foot, causing traffic jams. He was escorted by police to reach the end of the tunnel, but received a ticket. 

The news was reported by the local Gazet van Antwerpen (photos). Motorists were in for a special treat this morning in the Waaslandtunnel, a busy tunnel where only fast motorised traffic is allowed. A man was guiding his horse at ease through the busy connection. 

"Around 11:45 AM we received a phone call. One of our teams went to the tunnel to make sure everything would be safe. When they arrived at the right bank, the man was fined", explains Willem Migom of the Antwerp police. It is not clear why the man made his move, but his action caused long tailbacks for Antwerp-bound traffic.  

Gazet van Antwerpen
Gazet van Antwerpen

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