Thursday

Updated 18:00BST:

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NEWS: Ascension holiday across much of western Europe – a quiet day expected on the roads, except maybe in north west France and Switzerland.

GIBRALTAR QUEUE WATCH: n/a.

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CHANNEL DELAYS: DFDS sailings, from Dover 19:15 and 20:00 delayed by 45mins, earlier tech problem. Ferry operators warning Calais is very busy and that passengers should leave ‘plenty of time to clear passport control’ – delay up to 30mins (also see traffic below).

Eurotunnel cars France, 30mins wait on terminal, earlier cancellations.

WEATHER ALERT: Amber alerts storms Greece + floods Norway (see more here, melting snow) + Sweden.

WEATHER: Unsettled South and East. Warm, sunny south Spain. Thunder Italy/Balkans.

MAJOR ROAD WORKS: A7 both ways to Elbtunnel, Hamburg, tunnel works, no delays currently.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A16 westbound into Calais, closed after J49, accident before port turnoff, diversion, delay currently 25mins; delay eastbound 15mins, port exit 10mins.

Earlier: n/a.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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Belgium, this morning. Expecting a much quieter day on the roads today, and better weather. Photo via @DRSTransport

Belgium, this morning. Expecting a much quieter day on the roads today, and (slightly) better weather. Photo via @DRSTransport

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