Last updated 21:30 GMT.
CHANNEL DELAYS: Severe weather in the West causing disruption until next week.
Condor Ferries cancels fast ferry services UK-Channel Islands. Brittany Ferries cancels Plymouth-Roscoff today, and Portsmouth-Santander today and Saturday. Cherbourg-Poole delayed until 20:30. Portsmouth-Bilbao-Portsmouth Sunday and Tuesday sailings brought forward to Saturday and Sunday. LDLines Newhaven-Dieppe cancelled today and tomorrow. St Nazaire-Gijon postponed until tomorrow. Poole-Santander delayed tomorrow, cancelled on Sunday and Poole-Gijon cancelled Tuesday.
WEATHER ALERT: Amber alert flooding France, high winds and storms Germany, coastal event Spain/Portugal, fog Montenegro.
WEATHER: Severe gales and rain in the North West. Heavy snow North and East.
ROADS: Snow on high ground. Some minor roads still closed south Switzerland. Next busy day on Saturday.
TRAFFIC: No delays greater than 10mins. Earlier queues Germany A81 southbound J13-14 and J27-28 now gone. Austria>Germany: earlier back roads queues towards Kufstein/A12 border crossing now gone.
EUROTUNNEL/MYFERRYLINK FINAL DECISION STILL PENDING
Announcement possible next week.
The Competition Commission still has time to consider the Eurotunnel/MyFerryLink case.
On 4 December last year the Competition Appeal Tribunal found the Competition Commission did not have jurisdiction to investigate the supposed merger between the two firms.
The Competition Commission had a month to examine the verdict and decide whether to reopen the case.
However, a spokesperson for the Commission tells @DriveEurope today [3 January], ‘We are still within the appeal window so we are still considering the judgement at this time. However we will be issuing a statement on the CAT decision soon.’
She added, ‘I would envision we will be issuing something next week.’
Early January is normally a quiet time cross Channel. This case at least ensures the New Year will start off with a bang.
For the background and a live blog of the events of 4 December click here.