Last updated 18:00GMT, Saturday 6 December.
TODAY: busy earlier into Dover, long freight queues, now free-flowing. The A20 access road into Eurotunnel UK is closed; use M20 junction 11a instead. Continuing quite heavy snow Massif Central, France, on A75 south from around St Flour (see webcam here). ‘Hazardous’ driving in Finland today. Still snow H2/H19 Gotthard south central Switzerland + H13 Locarno-Brissano still restricted by landslides at Lugano. Also, more evacuations yesterday and road closures in Hohe Wand, Lower Austria and Burgenland, all eastern Austria, due to worsening ‘ice storm’.
See below for Weekend Traffic and Weather forecasts, this week so far and a look ahead.
GOTTHARD TUNNEL: now no queues.
MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.
MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A8 westbound Salzburg-Munich, accident closed at Traunstein, delay 45mins+.
Earlier: now no delay A1 southbound from Amsterdam.
See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.
WEEKEND TRAFFIC: city centres will be busy with Christmas markets but in general there are no traffic warnings this weekend, except: six autobahn closures in Germany: Friday night-Sunday night, A5 at Heidelberg and A24 at Reinbeck (Hamburg); from early Saturday to early Monday, A8 at Mulhausen (direction Munich); Saturday night-Sunday night A40 at Venlo, and early Saturday to Monday afternoon A46 at Dusseldorf. Also, the B182 Brenner Pass in Austria is closed both ways Saturday 15:00-23:00, Matrei-Schoenberg, for an Advent event.
WEEKEND WEATHER: the outlook according to BBC Weather is mixed: continuing severe storms for the central Mediterranean/Italy/Adriatic, sub-zero East, sunny South West plus snow on high elevations UK and Scandinavia. Due to likely icy conditions, M+S marked winter tyres will be needed in Germany and Austria.
THIS WEEK: heavy overnight around Huesca, Pyrenees on Thursday (+ poor/great weekend weather Spain). Fatal floods south of Rome Thursday + floods Thessaloniki region Greece; Kapitan-Andreevo border crossing Bulgaria-Turkey closed (now re-opened but severe flooding nearby). Severe ice warnings Central>East Europe, especially around Saarbrucken/Eifel Mountains and east Germany. Czech Republic badly affected by snow/ice this week.
LOOKING AHEAD: a heads-up on Belgium’s next general strike on Monday; TISPOL pan-Europe anti-drink drive enforcement campaign next week; on Monday the Montenegro parliament votes on the Bar-Boljare motorway project – the country’s first – part of an eventual link between Belgrade and the Adriatic.