A spokeswoman for the Port of Dover said it was "working hard" with ferry companies to help get Tunnel traffic across the Channel after disruption was caused by a broken down train.
The port continues to maximise available capacity for the additional traffic whilst maintaining a first class service for customers already heading to Europe's busiest ferry port.
"The port continues to monitor the situation closely, in liaison with its ferry partners. Freight traffic entering the port is currently heavy, due to the issues at the tunnel. Tourist traffic is flowing freely into the port but passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journey."
Engineers are still working to try and restore power to a part of the Eurotunnel. It comes after overhead power cables were damaged earlier today.
A spokesman for Eurotunnel said this evening that engineering work will continue until 6am tomorrow morning, when the tunnel will partially reopen. Eurotunnel and Eurostar services have been badly disrupted. See the Eurostar.com website for more information on the delays.
Services through the Channel Tunnel using one of the two running tunnels, were able to continue but Eurotunnel warned that services were being delayed, with hold-ups possibly lasting for the rest of the day.
The evacuated passengers are now at the French terminal and are waiting for the affected train to arrive so they can get their cars
We are advising people who don't need to travel today to travel on another day. There are queues building up and travellers should expect delays throughout the day.