Silvretta closed – Bernina Pass – H2 for Germany – Jurmala free – Fuel low France – Ukraine DRL

Last updated 18:00 BST.

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NEWS: new German H2 network – Jurmala suspends daily charge – France fuel 9 month low.

Channel delays: Some tech hitch cancellations P&O Dover-Calais today – normal service resumes tomorrow. LDLines St Nazaire-Gijon cancelled today and tomorrow for repairs.

Weather alerts: Amber alerts for heavy rain west Portugal, east Romania and Bulgaria.

Weather: Fair Scandinavia, but some cloud and rain in the west.

Traffic: see @DE_Traffic, from 05:30BST.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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The 2,032m Silvretta High Alpine Road – Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse – between Tyrol and Vorarlberg in western Austria has closed for ‘essential maintenance’. The road on the west - Vorarlberg – side took a beating from heavy snow last winter, heavy rain in May and June and the heat wave in July. It should re-open next June. For more info see www.silvretta-bielerhohe.at (German only).

AUSTRIA. The 2,032m Silvretta High Alpine Road – Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse – between Tyrol and Vorarlberg in western Austria has closed for ‘essential maintenance’. The road on the west – Vorarlberg – side took a beating from heavy snow last winter, heavy rain in May and June and the heat wave in July. It should re-open next June. For more info see www.silvretta-bielerhohe.at (German only).

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GERMANY. Plans have been unveiled for a national network of hydrogen filling stations, that used to power fuel cell vehicles, FCVs, where the only tailpipe emission is water vapour. One hundred filling stations will be installed in the next four years with a target of 400 by 2023 – one for every 90km on motorways between densely populated areas. There are fifteen currently. The consortium behind the project – H2 Mobility – consists of cv manufacturer Linde, Air Liquide, Daimler, OMV, Shell and Total.

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The Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia.

The Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia.

LATVIA. Coastal resort Jurmala – favourite of Brezhnev and Khrushchev – 30km from capital Riga, has suspended its 1LVL (£1.20) entrance fee for cars for the autumn/winter season. Noted for its white quartz beaches, old wooden buildings and restored Soviet relic Baltic Beach Hotel.

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FRANCE. Fuel has hit a nine month low according to The Connexion on the back of the semi-resolution to the Syria Crisis. Diesel is currently €1.3415 and unleaded €1.5013.

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Bernina Pass, Switzerland.

Archives: The Bernina Pass. Another handy Swiss road, connecting St Moritz/Graubünden in the east (and the Engadine Valley) directly with northern Italy/Brescia/The Lakes. It tops out at 7,638ft which sounds scary but it’s actually quite shallow between the mountains most of the way. Apart from gasping for breath you’d never know you were that high.

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UKRAINE. As per a new law that came into effect on 15 April this year, all cars must display either Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) or dipped headlights at all times when driving between populated areas between 1 October and 1 May.

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