Parking Across Europe

Updated 18:00BST:

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NEWS: Brussels road closures for G7 Summit. Coming up, a study into the standards – and costs – of European city parking.

GIBRALTAR QUEUE WATCH: n/a.

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY 6 JUNE: north west France. A regulated traffic zone (Zone de circulation régulé, ZCR) will be in place on 6th June from 6AM to 6PM. Vehicles without a sticker cannot enter the ZCR, which stretches approximately from Ouistreham to Isigny sur Mer, and from the Channel to the south Bayeux ring-road and to the northern edge of Caen. See more from Brittany Ferries and the British Embassy in Paris.

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CHANNEL DELAYS: P&O Calais-Dover 20:35 earlier tech issue, 60min delay. DFDS Dover-Calais tech fault cancellations: from Dover 14:45, 19:15 and from Calais 18:00, 23:00. Eurotunnel freight France, busy, 2h00 transit time; UK 30min wait before check-in.

WEATHER ALERT: Amber alert heavy rain Norway.

WEATHER: Heavy and thundery showers in the North, fair to the South.

MAJOR ROAD WORKS: A7 both ways to Elbtunnel, Hamburg, tunnel works, no delay currently. Narrow lanes in and out of Antwerp on A1/E19 until 16 June. Delay 10mins each way.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A11 inbound Antwerp, road works delay down to 25mins.

Earlier: now no delay A1 into Paris, R0 ring Brussels, A4 at Dresden, A7 Kassel>Gottingen, A15 into Charleroi. A3 eastbound from Regensburg, earlier accident delay down to 15mins. A7 northbound Memmingen>Ulm, holdup, delay down to 15mins.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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A cross-Europe study on city parking came up with some surprising deficiencies, not least how much it costs. More later.

25 Years: the Polish and German presidents held a ceremony to mark twenty five years since the country's first free elections with a commemorative stone on the A2 Berlin-Lodz-Warsaw motorway.

25 Years: the Polish and German presidents held a ceremony to mark twenty five years since the country’s first free elections with a commemorative stone on the A2 Berlin-Lodz-Warsaw motorway.

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