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I'm going to drive from Antwerp out coastwards later today, google maps says A11 is closed

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No more info in google (apart from maps). Anyone from Belgium, could you clarify what's going on?

Post is related to a rapidly changing event.

closed as off-topic by Andrew Ferrier, Flimzy, Vince, choster, Karlson Oct 20 '14 at 14:05

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  • This question is going to go out of date really quickly. – DJClayworth Oct 17 '14 at 12:44
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    This question is far too specific to be of long-term value. If it were broadened to "how do I find out road closure issues in Belgium?", it might be of more future value. – Andrew Ferrier Oct 19 '14 at 9:20
  • @AndrewFerrier: or "in Europe" in general, because it's not the first time I notice Maps to be unreliable in this respect. I'm personally not particularly interested, but feel free to edit. – georg Oct 19 '14 at 11:04
  • An answer for Belgium is more likely to be meaningful than one for all of Europe, as each country may have their own road closures reporting system, for instance. – Flimzy Oct 19 '14 at 20:05
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As I recall I got the same notice on my phone last night, after having taken that exact road to get home. It seems to either be a bug or they've interpreted a traffic notice incorrectly: there are roadworks on that particular freeway with single-lane traffic from Vrasene (on the left on your map) going east to just past where it joins the R2 with part of the exit closed (E34 > R2 closed, take next exit; R2 > E34 West closed; R2 > E34 open).

However, since you're driving west, not east, you shouldn't even encounter any delays. That road is most definitely open.

Additional source to confirm: Verkeerscentrum.be

  • Thanks, everything went fine (except that you usually don't expect to see that many traffic lights on a freeway :) – georg Oct 19 '14 at 11:05
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I'm not from Belgium, but I suspect it might be a bug. The A11 in the UK was closed today following a collision (see twitter tweets about it and perhaps Google's placed it on the wrong A11.

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    @pnuts Or, on the opposite, an alarmingly wrong automation. – Aleks G Oct 17 '14 at 14:39

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