Rock fall

Last updated 19:15 GMT.

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CHANNEL DELAYS:  DFDS Dover-Calais, 60mins. Condor Ferries rescheduled UK-Channel Islands only today, strike. Brittany Ferries Portsmouth-Santander-Portsmouth cancelled 12-13 Feb, weather. LDLines St Nazaire/Gijon/ disrupted/cancelled until Saturday. Friday’s Gijon-Poole departs Thursday.

WEATHER ALERTAmber alerts: snow, rain+storms northern Italy, coast storm + high winds inland Portugal, high winds SpainSwitzerland and south east Germany, high winds and snow west Austria, floods Var south France, forest fire central Norway, high winds coast storm Montenegro + now avalanche and heavy rain Slovenia.

WEATHER: Rain through central Mediterranean and central Europe. Windy west.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: Paris taxi strike/demonstration still busy with several ‘broken down’ vehicles north peripherique. B10 southbound through Barcelona, J26-21 delay 45mins.

ROADS: Snow A2, A9, A13, A28 motorways Switzerland (and local road closures). A13 Chur-Bellinzona truck ban. Lifted for A2 and A9 but could still be restrictions/waiting A2 Chiasso>Gotthard and A9 Sion>Domodossola.

Motorways clear Austria but local road closures hereFrance: earlier snow but major roads now clear Massif Central. Italy, snowing A5 Mont Blanc/Aosta and A22 Brennero at Austria border.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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NOTE: 11-17 February is TISPOL Truck and Bus Week, random, wholesale inspections of vehicles in all EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland.

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Beware rock falls: a huge boulder fell on the A397 Ronda road in Malaga, southern Spain, yesterday morning. Luckily no one was injured on what is one of the country’s most famous scenic routes, a favourite of bikers particularly. Not so fortunate were train passengers in south east France on Saturday. A large rock derailed a train on the Nice-Dignes line, just off the N202 Route des Alpes at Annet, and two people were killed. This follows a particularly tragic case in early January when a pregnant woman died when a 400kg rock crashed through the roof of her car on the D934 near Artouste in the Pyrenees. In Ukraine too, a 3-ton boulder fell on the Yalta-Sevastopol road in the Crimea last night. Photo @ELuqueDo via @Emergenza24

Beware rock falls: a huge boulder fell on the A397 Ronda road in Malaga, southern Spain, yesterday morning (above). Luckily no one was injured on what is one of the country’s most famous scenic routes, a favourite of bikers particularly. Not so fortunate were train passengers in south east France on Saturday. A large rock derailed a train on the Nice-Dignes line, just off the N202 Route des Alpes at Annet, and two people were killed. This follows a particularly tragic case in early January when a pregnant woman died when a 400kg rock crashed through the roof of her car on the D934 near Artouste in the Pyrenees. In Ukraine too, a 3-ton boulder fell on the Yalta-Sevastopol road in the Crimea last night. Photo @ELuqueDo via @Emergenza24

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