Last updated 18:00GMT, Wednesday 24 December.
TODAY: busy on the roads around Paris today as drivers depart for Christmas, from 10:00 until 18:00 on A10; until 15:00 on A13 and 16:00-20:00 on A1 says Previ Trafic Vacances (started later than expected but almost exactly on script otherwise, see below). Expected to be quiet today in Germany. ‘Extremely hazardous’ driving conditions Finland (very bad 3 Helsinki-Tampere). Snow expected, some heavy, in central and north Sweden. Freezing rain earlier A1>Bern, Switzerland.
CHRISTMAS TRAVEL: Eurotunnel runs 24/7 (sold out 24 December) but there are no ferries on Christmas Day.
P&O: last sailing today, from Dover 14:25, from Calais 17:45. Resumes Friday, from Dover 07:40, from Calais 10:50.
MyFerryLink: last sailing today 18:25 from Dover, 17:10 from Calais. Resumes Friday, from Dover 08:45, from Calais 07:30.
DFDS: last sailing today Dover-Calais 12:15, Dover-Dunkirk 12:00, Calais-Dover 11:00, Dunkirk-Dover 14:00. Resumes Friday Dover-Dunkirk 10:00, Dover-Calais 12:15, Calais-Dover 11:00, Dunkirk-Dover 10:00.
NEWS: bad weather expected English Channel 26-27 December says Condor Ferries. Light snow tomorrow with heavier falls mountain areas France at the weekend. Motorists in Padua north east Italy have been let of 112,421 speeding tickets by the local mayor for Christmas. All the fines were netted by new speed cameras installed eight weeks ago. Ansa news agency quotes Massimo Bitonci saying, ‘From next year, we will treat these seriously.’ Does that mean it’s a free for all until then?!
GOTTHARD TUNNEL: no queues.
MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.
MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A6b/A6 southbound from Paris, heavy traffic, earlier incidents, total delay still 45mins + A86 ring south Paris, clockwise, still 45min delay to A6b. A86 ring north west Paris, anticlock, accident Gennevilliers delay 50mins. A13 westbound from Paris, earlier accident Orgeval delay increased to 60mins. A1 northbound from Paris, accident Villeron delay 60mins.
A1 southbound from Rome, ?heavy traffic, earlier incidents, delay down to 50mins.
Earlier: now no delay A1 southbound to Bern.
See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.