Silent Outlooks

Last updated 18:00BST.

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TODAY: Truck unions issue an ultimatum to the French govt: cancel the Ecotaxe truck toll by 15 October or by 17 October drivers will be out on strike.

Fuel prices fall in Luxembourg, again, and Cyprus. Moscow’s new parking zone expands again. Moldova celebrates National Wine Day. Bosnia opens another new stretch of motorway. Turkey introduces a disinfection fee at land borders.

Fine-free week in Belgium, minor traffic offences to be let off with a warning.

Calais Migrant Crisis: Calais ‘Day of Action’ Monday 13 October.

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CHANNEL DELAYS: P&O Dover-Calais delay 50mins, weather. DFDS Dover-Dunkirk delays 40mins, Dover-Calais delay 30mins. Stena Line Harwich-Hook delayed by high freight volume.

Condor Ferries Weymouth-Channel Islands-Weymouth cancelled today and tomorrow, weather.

WEATHER ALERT: Amber alert heavy rain Portugal.

WEATHER: fair South. Rain North.

GOTTHARD TUNNEL: northbound queue down to 1km, delay 10mins.

MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: no major delays.

Earliernow no delay A9 southbound from LeipzigR1 ring south west Antwerp, shed load, clockwise, down to 10min delay from A1. A81 northbound from Heilbronn, road works delay down to 30mins.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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Infrastructure Art: motorway 'noise-reduction walls' protect and isolate Switzerland says Gregory Collavini in Silent Walls. gregorycollavini.com

‘Silent Outlooks’: motorway ‘noise-reduction walls’ protect but also isolate Switzerland thinks photographer Gregory Collavini. ‘These devices are built due to a positive political intention notably to protect people from annoying noises caused by highway traffic. They have nevertheless an opposite effect which is to delimit and to contain the landscape, transforming it – using the terminology of Deleuze and Guattari – from a smooth into a striated space. On a more metaphorical level these constructions could be seen as signs of a country shutting itself in,’ he says. See more in the series at gregorycollavini.com

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LUXEMBOURG. The nationally-regulated price of diesel falls 2c to €1.153 per litre and unleaded 95 0.5c to €1.316 today reports wort.lu. Super 98 drops just 0.4c to €1.361. It’s the second cut for diesel in as many weeks. Meanwhile, prices have fallen in CYPRUS too, by around 2.5c/l says Cyprus Mail. Unleaded95 is down to €1.389 and diesel to €1.390. Catch up with daily fuel prices in Europe at Fuel Prices Europe. RUSSIA. Another 454 streets will be added to Moscow’s paid parking zone on 25 December – Happy Christmas! – between the Garden Ring and the Third Transport Ring. The parking zone has steadily increased since it was first introduced at the end of 2012 and now encompasses the entire area inside the Green Ring. See the official Moscow Parking site for more info. BOSNIA. A new stretch of the A1 motorway opens tomorrow. It’s only 20km, from Sarajevo to Tarcin, but it means fast road finally extends south past the capital. Apparently it came in under budget too. Tolls kick in at the end of the year. TURKEY. Cars entering from Bulgaria and Greece must pay a €1.50 fee to be disinfected for Bluetongue disease (trucks €4.50) says novinite.com.

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It’s National Wine Day in Moldova to celebrate the new wine finishing fermentation. ‘Wine City’ 15km north of Chisinau featured on last year’s Porsche Performance Drive when the fleet of Cayennes took to the 120km of underground roadways (as did Vladimir Putin for his 50th birthday). Wine is one of Moldova’s most important industries where they’ve been making it for 1,500 years.

It’s National Wine Day in Moldova to celebrate the new wine finishing fermentation. ‘Wine City’ 15km north of Chisinau featured on last year’s Porsche Performance Drive. The fleet of Cayennes took to the 120km of underground roadways (as did Vladimir Putin for his 50th birthday). Wine is one of Moldova’s most important industries. They’ve been making it for 1,500 years.

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