Daily Briefing 25 Feb 2013

Good Morning! Welcome to our daily briefing for Monday 25 February 2013.

* No Dangerous Weather Warnings today.

* The aftermath of heavy snow yesterday affecting roads in Belgium, particularly the south. Conditions ‘Potentially Dangerous’.

* Very busy at Channel ports again today at end of school holidays. UK Ambassador to appear on Autoroute radio 107.7fm at 11:40, 16:40 and 21:40. Tune in for the latest. 

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

For breaking news please see our Twitter feed @DriveEurope.

Random pic: Switzerland, March 2009. Heading cross country from Geneva to Zürich. This picture was taken to commemorate the nly patch of clear road we saw all day. But the amazing views from the Dolder Waldhaus hotel made it all better.

Random pic: Switzerland, March 2009. Heading cross country from Geneva to Zürich. This picture was taken to commemorate the only patch of clear road all day. But the amazing views from the Dolder Waldhaus hotel made it all better.

WEATHER

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. Rain in central and south Italy.

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

Winter sports – for the latest BBC forecast click here.

CURRENCY

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.

CROSSING THE CHANNEL

As of 07:30 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 [and Monday]. 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 11:40, 16:40 and 21:40 on Monday 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 affected services last week.

* Travelling to the Channel ports? See @Burger_Ferry for the latest at Dover. See @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

TRAFFIC

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

AustriaBelgiumFranceGermanyNetherlandsSwitzerland

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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