The submissions are taking a long time to process (just like what happened during LONG contest)
Since it is just a mere 3 hour contest, it can be of concern. Also, snackdown pre-elimination also begins after lunchtime today, it can be a serious inconvenience during that if not fixed.
To fellow members- Please send a mail to codechef and report the issue. More mails will mean quicker action.
EDIT- A big thanks to the community for co-operation. Sources say that the contest has been CANCELLED as it cannot be extended (due to Snackdown pre-elimination round). It will be UNRATED, and codechef will be briefly in read only mode to fix it (so that the issue doesnt occur in snackdown pre-elimination)