Merry Christmas!

Last updated 18:00GMT, Thursday 25 December.


TODAY: some snow west Germany, Bonn-Koblenz. Quiet on the roads today… ‘Extremely hazardous’ driving conditions in Finland (very bad 3 Helsinki-Tampere) yesterday. Extra slippery roads south Sweden.

CHRISTMAS TRAVEL: no Dover-Calais ferries today but Eurotunnel runs 24/7. First sailing from Dover is Friday 07:40; from Calais 07:30. See more here.

NEWS: bad weather expected English Channel overnight 26-27 December says Condor Ferries. Light snow today with heavier falls mountain areas France at the weekend, see below. Snow Luxembourg Friday evening and Belgium from today.


CHANNEL DELAYSEurotunnel freight on schedule. Passenger shuttles, tech fault, delay 30mins UK. No delay France.

WEATHER ALERT: amber alert snow/ice east Belgium + ‘coastal event’ Spain/France Med. coast.

WEATHER: some snow across Europe. Fair South, becoming windy Italy/Alps. Very cold Scandinavia.


MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: busy inbound Paris but no major delays.

Danger of aquaplaning/’packed snow’/ice Bonn-Koblenz region, west Germany.

Earlier: now no delay A3 southbound Cologne.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.


Voitue Decoree: Paris 1930, via @Paris

Voiture Decoree: Paris 1930, via @Paris. With lights too it looks like.


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