Last updated 19:15 BST.
Channel delays: P&O Calais-Dover.
Weather: thunder/rain north/central; sun south.
Traffic: See @DE_Traffic.
News: Italy anti-rail nail mway protest – driver charged Norway tunnel fire – Denmark bridge drama.
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Meteoalarm weather risk alerts – Red alerts for high temperatures in Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia and Poland. Amber warnings for high temps in surrounding countries.
Also, amber warning for thunderstorms in south east France and Switzerland.
Weather – fair and warm around the Med. but thunder and rain in north, north west and central Europe.
P&O Dover-Calais, via twitter: ‘All services are running to schedule apart from Calais – Dover 20h35 with a delay of up to 40 minutes. Please check in as normal.’
Eurotunnel UK terminal: ‘due to a technical fault. There is a waiting time of approximately 30 minutes on the terminal.’ P&O Hull-Zeebrugge, via @POferriesupdate: ‘ Due to tidal restrictions our Hull-Zeebrugge sailing this evening will be departing earlier, therefore the latest ch…’ Message unfinished. From 0845 832 8888 says latest check-in is 17:00.
No other operators currently reporting any delays.
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Italy – protestors against a new high speed rail line between Turin and Lyon scattered nails on the A32 motorway last night. Four drivers suffered punctures. A32 runs 45 miles between Turin and the Frejus Tunnel on the French border along the scenic Bardonecchia Valley. The road was blocked and nails thrown at Chianocco near Susa. Protests over the new railway have been on going for some years and regularly involved clashes with police and impromptu road blocks. Some NoTav supporters have been charged with terrorism fences. It is still not clear why protestors against new railways would sabotage roads though one wag using the #NoTav hashtag wrote ‘power is logistical, let’s block everything!’
Norway – a truck driver has been charged over the Gudvanga Tunnel fire on Monday. A Polish man in his early 30s is suspected of failing to ensure his vehicle was in a safe condition. Witnesses apparently saw him refilling the engine with coolant before he drove through the tunnel on the E16 between Oslo and Bergen. Four people remain in hospital in a serious though not life threatening condition. A highly critical inspectors report from May has now been made public. The latest from www.vegvesen.no say the tunnel is likely to re-open next week. Diversions are in place.
Crossing the Channel – All operators are warning passengers to leave plenty of time for journeys to the port. With availability often limited at this time of the year, late passengers may have to want considerable time for space, and/or be liable for extra charges.