Morning Headlines: Wednesday 11th October 2017

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Morning Commuter Flood Warnings

The Finnish Transport Agency is warning of flooded roads and delays on the western approach to Helsinki this morning. Commuters should expect delays with only one lane open in each direction on the Turku motorway, before Ring III & Road 110. Last night the Espoo River flooded after a sustained period of heavy rain lasting several days.

Journalist Sentenced

A Finnish-Turkish journalist has been sentenced to two years and one month in jail by a court in Turkey. Ayla Albayrak holds dual nationality, and was found guilty of spreading terrorist propaganda supporting a banned Kurdish separatist group, in an article she wrote for her employer the Wall Street Journal. The journalist is currently in New York, and says she will appeal her sentence.

First Lapland Snow

The first snows of the winter came to some parts of northern Lapland overnight, and are still there this morning. By 21:00 last night some Lapland weather stations had already seen snowflakes.

Pori City Budget

If you’re a fan of city finances – what’s not to like – the western coastal city of Pori will be unveiling their 2018 spending plans this morning, the latest city to do so. Mayor Aino-Maija Luukkonen will crunch the numbers at 10:00 at Pori City Hall.