Last updated 18:00GMT, Tuesday 6 January.


TODAY: black ice warnings west + south of Limoges, and Vosges mountains, Colmar-Strasbourg east France, see below.

Quiet roads today for Epiphany public holiday in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

NEWS: another pollution alert today in Paris with reduced speed limits but expected to improve tomorrow says @AirParif. Meanwhile, Paris is only just waking up to new parking charges introduced at New Year. Visitor parking in the city centre has increased 11% to €4/hour, and by almost 50% to €2.40 in the suburbs. Residents parking however will increase from €3.25/week to €9 next month plus Saturdays and August are no longer free and the overnight rate will kick in at 20:00 instead of 19:00. One outraged commentator accused the mayor of passing the new rates in secret. Supporters say the move will free up space on the city streets where, apparently, 56% of cars are never moved and put Paris on a par with Amsterdam, adding that the charges are ‘still lower than London’.


CHANNEL DELAYS: no delays so far today.

WEATHER ALERT: amber alert snow/ice east FranceAustria, Greece, low temps Montenegro, high winds Cyprus.

WEATHER: fair East and South.


MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.

MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A6b/A10 southbound from Paris, accident Antony delay 55mins.

A67 southbound to Mannheim, incident Lorsch delay increased to 1h15. B23/B2 eastbound Garmisch, heavy traffic delay still 60mins. Busy A8>Munich but no major delays.

Earlier: B179 Fernpass, heavy traffic total delay down to 10mins.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.


Riksgransen, the Swedish border 200km north of the arctic circle. More later.

Riksgransen, the Swedish border 200km north of the arctic circle. More later.


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