Friday

Last updated 18:00BST.

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TODAY: 

Road works and long diversion coastbound A2 at Canterbury for nine weeks, recommended to take M20 to Dover. Fine-free week in Belgium, minor traffic offences to be let off with a warning. Heavy traffic due to national holiday Germany (rush now completely be over – return traffic Sunday).

Calais Migrant Crisis: Govt wants to actually raise fines for stowaways.

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CHANNEL DELAYS: P&O Dover-Calais 21:20 + Calais-Dover 19:55 delay 40mins, port road works. DFDS Dover-Calais 19:15 + 21:15 delay 30mins.

Half service Stena Harwich-Hook until 7 October, dry dock Stena Britannica.

WEATHER ALERT: Amber alert high wind Norway, storm Italy.

WEATHER: dry Central. Thunder central Mediterranean. Hot Portugal.

GOTTHARD TUNNEL: southbound queue still 3km, delay 30mins; no northbound delay.

MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A16 westbound Dunkirk road works delay increased to 35mins. A630 ring south Bordeaux anticlock, accident road works delay 1h15.

R0 ring east Brussels, accident E40 coastbound, anticlock delay from A3 currently 1h30.

A31/A3 northbound Thionville-Luxembourg City, heavy traffic, road works, total delay down to 45mins; up to 25mins southbound. 

A51 southbound Milan, road works, delay 60mins.

Earliernow no delay E411 Namur direction Brussels. A10 northbound into Paris, earlier accident Wissous delay down to 30mins.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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Pukka-supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launches the Land Rover Discovery Sport on a barge on the Seine in Paris ahead of the Motor Show earlier this week. LR’s second attempt to connect with the fashion industry also went hideously awry when – gasp! – RHW was heard to refer to the Discovery Sport as a Range Rover.

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