Daily Briefing 24 Feb 2013

Good Morning! Welcome to our daily briefing for Sunday 24 February 2013.

* No Dangerous Weather Warnings in western Europe.

* Very busy at Channel ports today at end of school holidays. Listen to UK Ambassador to France’s radio show – see below. 

* For live traffic information in France click here. Currently one lane closure on A26 at LABOURSE, both directions, on-going roadworks.

* Snow shuts fast lane on most motorways in Belgium.

For breaking news please see our Twitter feed @DriveEurope.

Random pic: Calais, March 2008. Sudden snow. Was okay.

Random pic: Calais, March 2008. Sudden snow. Was okay.


Dangerous Weather expected in north eastern Serbia – high winds.

Potentially Dangerous Weather: on Spain’s north coast and along border with France (Pyrenees) – snow and low temperatures.

The whole of northern Italy – snow storms and high winds – and eastern Austria.

Montenegro – high winds and storms.

For the latest click here. For the weather-where-you-are click here.

Winter sports – for the latest BBC forecast click here.


Figures from end of play Friday 22 February. Indicative ‘travel money’ rates from BBC. Guide only.

£1 buys €1.1300 – €1 is 88.5p – €5 is £4.42.

You get more Euros per Pound than Thursday 21 February. For other currencies click here.

Will be busy at ports today.

Will be busy at ports today.


As of 09:30 GMT, services running well. For the latest BBC Ferry Travel News click here.

* The Foreign Office tweeted on Friday: ‘Calais will be busy this weekend. Don’t arrive early for your trip back to UK by ferry/ shuttle, you’ll just wait!’

* The UK Ambassador to France Sir Peter Ricketts will be on French motorway radio on 107.7fm at 10:40 and 15:40 on Sunday with tips for drivers in English. Follow @UKinFrance on Twitter for the latest, or see official information here and here.

* Passengers on 13:30 TransEuropa Ferries Ramsgate-Ostend should phone 01843 595522 for a sailing update. A technical problem has been affected services this week.

* Travelling to the Channel ports? See @Burger_Ferry for the latest at Dover. See @M25_traffic or @TravelNewsSouth for the latest on the roads.

For the latest updates by operator click links below:

P&OCondor FerriesBrittany FerriesTranseuropa FerriesEurotunnel – Stena Line

DFDS – Dover StraitWestern ChannelNorth Sea


For live traffic information in the following countries click the links below:


The Automobile Club of Luxembourg provides a run down of planned major traffic events here (French only).

Google Maps includes live traffic information on all western European countries.

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