After the Channel Tunnel’s electrical fault, angry holidaymakers and lorry driver heading to Europe were stuck in long lines for miles.
Today, hundreds of motorists blocked the M20 near Folkestone. They were unable to board trains to France for seven hours because they were too busy.
Eurotunnel confirms that the delay was caused due to a technical fault with the overhead power supply.
Today, around 600 motorists blocked the M20 in Folkestone. This prevented them from boarding trains to France for six hours.
It happens as families travel to Kent’s railway tunnel to start their October half-term getaways in Europe
It is believed that the tunnel also contained a train that was damaged and had to be evacuated. It is unknown what caused this.
It arrives as families head for the railway tunnel in Kent to begin their October half-term getaways on Europe.
The aerial photos reveal a huge backlog at J11 on coastbound side of motorway.
The aerial photos show a large backlog of cars, vans, and lorries at J11, coastbound on the motorway
Eurotunnel confirms that the delay was caused ‘by a technical fault with the overhead power supply’
Angrily angry motorists complained of being stuck in long lines and not moving for hours, and then having to resort to social networking to find out the reason behind the delays.
David Simpson tweeted Eurotunnel: “Booked for 10.20 AM, arrived 12.45 due delays reaching the terminal. It is now 18.00, and no one can tell us when it can be left. Chaos here, where’s the staff?
Nathaniel Tapley commented: ‘Currently nine hours into an hour and a half drive.
Angry motorists have complained about sitting in lines for hours, without moving, and then having to resort to social networking to find out the reason behind delays
“Children demonstrate remarkable resilience after being in the #eurotunnel waiting queue since half-eight this morning.”
Eurotunnel stated that it will investigate the “technical incident”.
Drivers are advised that they approach cautiously and follow the diversion route in the place. The diversion route is heading westbound on the M20, turning at J10, and returning.