Sounds like a disaster in the making, doesn't it?
Well, fortunately, it isn't; as the story tells us...
London, England (CNN) -- Eurostar said it canceled all services Saturday because of severe weather in northern France, stranding thousands of passengers on the weekend before Christmas.And remember, you read this on CNN.
The cancellation follows the breakdown of five Eurostar trains Friday night inside the Channel Tunnel, also called the Chunnel, which runs between Britain and France. Eurostar blamed the breakdown on the weather.
Roughly 2,000 people affected by breakdown are being offered a full refund, another return ticket, and 150 pounds in compensation. About 25,000 people should have been traveling on Saturday, Eurostar said.
"We strongly recommend that travelers whose journeys are not essential change their tickets for travel on a later date or have their tickets refunded," Eurostar said on its Web site.
The five trains became stuck in the tunnel because the air inside was much warmer than the air outside the tunnel entrance in France, Eurostar spokeswoman Amelle Mouhaddib told CNN.
She said she believed it was the first time that air temperatures had caused Eurostar trains to fail.
Eurotunnel, which operates the Channel Tunnel, said it evacuated all.
We'll have to "leave it there."