Last updated 19:30GMT, Friday 9 January.
TODAY: high winds in the Channel delaying Dover-Calais ferries + high winds across the Continent, especially Germany and Poland. Denmark bracing ahead of a ‘double storm’ this weekend with major snow and high winds expected in Latvia. On-going ban of Euro 3 and less trucks from the Mont Blanc tunnel due to pollution in the Arve Valley.
NEWS: hostage situation at Porte de Vincennes, on the peripherique ring road in east Paris now resolved but road still closed and reports one or more terrorists may still be at large. Charlie Hebdo siege at Dammartin en Goele off the N2 near Charles de Gaulle airport north east of Paris also now resolved. The country remains on high alert with a high profile security presence to be expected in public areas. See the latest.
Meanwhile, passengers still advised to leave extra time at French Channel ports due to enhanced security checks. Downing Street has also announced tighter security checks at UK ports ‘for the time being’.
WEATHER ALERT: red alert high winds Germany, Poland coast, Slovakia + amber alert high winds
Scotland, Ireland, Holland coast, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia + snow/ice Serbia + dense fog north Portugal.
GOTTHARD TUNNEL: no queues.
MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.
MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: E05 peripherique east central Paris, earlier incident Porte de Vincennes, road closed by police. N230 ring east Bordeaux anticlock lane closed delay still 1h15.
A5 northbound to Karlsruhe, lanes closed Achern delay increased to 2h00.
Earlier: now no delay N104 ring south Paris, A29 eastbound to Amiens, A1 northbound into Lille, R0 ring south west Brussels, A58 eastbound into Eindhoven, A40 eastbound from Essen. R0 ring south Brussels clockwise accident Waterloo delay down to 20mins. A63 northbound to Mainz, high winds Alzey, delay down to 10mins. A61 southbound to Ludwigshafen, high winds Alzey delay down to 35mins.
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