Last updated 18:00GMT, Friday 27 February.
TODAY: France: 5-15cm of snow expected on Alps motorways, 10:00-14:00, affecting the A40 Bourg-Bellegarde, A43 Lyon-Chambery and A48>Grenoble (heavy rain A40 earlier but no snow as yet). Snow chains needed to access some ski resorts, certainly Alpe d’Huez. Also fresh snow south west Germany/ west Austria, Lake Constance-Stuttgart-Bregenz, and A28 east Switzerland.
YESTERDAY: flooding and avalanche risk Pyrenees region, Spain and France, see DGT.es (roads marked red need chains, black closed). Access to several ski stations, especially in the west, blocked for the past few days but expected to be cleared overnight Friday-Saturday.
NEWS: Weekend Traffic + Weather, better than last weekend but still busy in the French Alps. A new bus/taxi lane introduced on the Paris A1 in the spring.
CHANNEL DELAYS: no delays overnight.
GOTTHARD TUNNEL: no queues.
MONT BLANC TUNNEL: ‘traffic is fluent’.
MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS: A43 westbound Chambery, heavy traffic total delay 45mins.
A58 westbound to Tilburg, earlier accident Oirschot delay down to 40mins.
See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.
Weekend traffic: with the school holidays more or less over skiing traffic starts to subside but the French Alps are still expected to be busy if not jammed (a Red Saturday not a Black Saturday says Bison Fute). Drivers heading into the Pyrenees could face more problems, especially in the west, after heavy snow, rain and avalanche alerts this week though the situation is improving with the remaining blockages expected to be removed overnight or tomorrow morning. In Germany the issue will be road works, the A1 Dortmund-Cologne, A3 Frankfurt-Würzburg, A8 Stuttgart-München, A8 Saarlouis-Neunkirchen, A24 Hamburg-Pritzwalk and A44 Essen–Düsseldorf all see closures in places and diversions over the weekend, as does the A1 Linz-Vienna and A23 Vienna in Austria.
Weekend weather: snow in the Alps today followed by a front of wet and windy weather moving in from the west over Saturday and Sunday says the BBC.
roundup: FRANCE. From the end of April, a southbound lane of the A1 from Charles de Gaulle airport at Roissy into Paris will closed to all vehicles except buses and taxis between 06:30-10:00 on weekdays, as well as a lane on the connecting stretch of the peripherqiue ring at Porte de la Chapelle. Red crosses will be displayed on recently installed gantries to inform drivers when the lane is open. Deputy mayor Christophe Najdovski (@C_Najdovski) tweeted that the A6a would be included too but that is yet to be confirmed (update: a lane on the A6a from Orly Airport to the peripherique will be reserved for buses and taxis from the end of May).