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Tunnel - is operation stack still a problem?

I'm setting off to Folkestone early-o-clock tomorrow to catch a 13.50 train

What is the current suggested way to get there from SW England? I'd normally go A303, M3,M25, M20

Is operation stack going to cause me a delay, it appears from the news that it has been lifted today, but I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments

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It's all been running smoothly for the past few weeks: I doubt whether last night's sad incident would have any effect.
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Came back on Sunday and a clear run,slight delay at Calais of 30 mins, supposedly an incident in the tunnel but no more information than that,
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I'm setting off to Folkestone early-o-clock tomorrow to catch a 13.50 train

What is the current suggested way to get there from SW England? I'd normally go A303, M3,M25, M20

Is operation stack going to cause me a delay, it appears from the news that it has been lifted today, but I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments

thanks
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Could be a typo but from the M25 you go onto the M26 then join the M20.
You can go the way you suggested but it adds another 10 miles and a bloody steep hill ( wrotham hill)
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As we came off a Calais - Folkestone Shuttle this morning at about 08:00am there were HGVs queuing on the M20 to enter the Folkestone terminal but I think tourist traffic was unaffected. I guess the queue was about 1.5 miles.

The Euro Tunnel Twitter feed confirms this https://twitter.com/LeShuttle?ref_sr...Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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As we came off a Calais - Folkestone Shuttle this morning at about 08:00am there were HGVs queuing on the M20 to enter the Folkestone terminal but I think tourist traffic was unaffected. I guess the queue was about 1.5 miles.

The Euro Tunnel Twitter feed confirms this https://twitter.com/LeShuttle?ref_sr...Ctwgr%5Eauthor
You can check here too: http://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/traveller-info/latest/

Latest is:- Eurotunnel LeShuttle @LeShuttle (1 hour ago) You may have difficulty accessing our UK terminal due to high volumes of HGV traffic, please do not queue with the lorries, keep right ^CM
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Could be a typo but from the M25 you go onto the M26 then join the M20.
You can go the way you suggested but it adds another 10 miles and a bloody steep hill ( wrotham hill)
I'll be on sat-nag so I did the roads from memory, I expect I normally use the M26 without realising, ta anyway

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Hi came from Calais Friday no problems,although high police presence at Calais aire
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