Ash Grounds Irish Planes Again

Volcano's latest spewings headed for western Ireland
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 2:24 AM CDT
Ash Grounds Irish Planes Again
Planes grounded at Belfast City Airport, Northern Ireland, earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Yet another massive cloud of ash from Iceland is ruining Irish travel plans for the second time in 5 days. Six airports in the west of the country will be closed today because of a massive cloud of ash, the BBC reports. Cancellations caused by volcanic ash are likely to continue off and on for as long as Eyjafjallokull keeps erupting. Its last period of activity lasted 2 years, from 1821 to 1823.
(More Eyjafjallajokull glacier stories.)

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