Ash Cloud Cancels Hundreds of Flights

Renewed activity at Icelandic volcano leads to more travel chaos
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2010 5:01 PM CDT
Ash Cloud Cancels Hundreds of Flights
Map shows the ash cloud over Europe from the volcano in Iceland.

Hundreds of flights were canceled and delayed today as the reinvigorated ash cloud issuing from an Icelandic volcano spread across parts of Europe and the UK. Three clouds are moving in various directions, closing airports in Scotland, Portugal, Germany, and other countries. The total number of canceled flights since the Eyjafjallajokull volcano started erupting April 14 has topped 100,000, the Times of London reports.

The ash is expected to dissipate as it spreads, the BBC reports, but the Icelandic weather service cautions on its website: "Presently there are no indications that the eruption is about to end."
(More Eyjafjallajokull glacier stories.)

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