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Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Passengers advised to abandon cross-Channel trips as chaos continues

Eurotunnel is advising passengers to cancel or postpone their cross-Channel trips from today due to delays of around six hours.

It said on its website that the delays were having the most serious impact on coaches, high vehicles and vehicles towing a trailer or caravan.

The operator said it 'strongly' recommended customers to amend or cancel their trip if travelling in one of these vehicles.

Eurotunnel, which saw passenger numbers plunge 6% in November due to 'an intensification of maintenance operations', did not specify what was causing the long delays, which follows a day of disruption caused by snow.

Ferry passengers also continued to be hit by long delays this morning, with P&O Ferries warning of up to 2.5 hour delays on services between Dover and Calais due to knock-on effects of yesterday's adverse weather.

After its passengers suffered severe weather-related delays yesterday, British Airways said it was aiming to run normal operations at London Gatwick and London City today and the vast majority of flights from London Heathrow.

Birmingham Airport, which was badly affected by snow yesterday and Sunday, is operating with some delays to both arrivals and departures this morning.

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