Saturday, May 08, 2010

Trans-Atlantic Flights Canceled or Slowed by More Volcanic Ash

Here we go again?

Hundreds of trans-Atlantic flights are being delayed today for re-routing, and in many cases canceled, after a cloud of volcanic ash flowed into the North Atlantic skies between Iceland and northern Spain.

Here's the initial report from NPR. It says in part: "Until Eyjafjallajokul, the volcano in southern Iceland, stops its emissions, the key to the future course of Europe's ash crisis will be the prevailing winds. The eruption of the glacier-capped volcano has shown no signs of stopping since it began belching ash April 13."

There had been predictions during the 6-day shutdown of air traffic in Europe by volcanic ash last month that sporadic disruptions might occur in the future as more volcanic eruptions and aftershocks occurred in Iceland.

Here's the AP report.

By the way, the beast is spelled with either two "l's" or one at the end. AP style is one L.

Otherwise, to quote the "Volcano Song" per Mr. Jimmy Buffett:

Now I don't know
I don't know
I don't know where I'm a gonna go
When the volcano blow


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