US-Mexico Flights Canceled Over Volcano Fears
Popocatepetl spewing ash, steam, glowing rocks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2013 5:17 PM CDT
Lava flows from the Popocatepetl volcano after an eruption, seen from Tlamacas, Mexico, early Wednesday, May 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Arturo Andrade)

(Newser) – At least six US airlines canceled more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports today after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed out ash, steam and glowing rocks, airport officials say. A Mexico City airport spokesman says US Airways, Delta, United, American, and Alaska Airlines canceled 47 flights as a precaution. But he said the airport otherwise continues to operate normally and that by this afternoon no ash had reached the area, about 40 miles from the volcano. Authorities registered several tremors today at the 17,886-foot volcano, which has been spraying a fountain of hot rock and ash for the last 24 hours.

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
US-Mexico Flights Canceled Over Volcano Fears is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 30 comments
Jul 5, 2013 2:37 PM CDT
Jul 5, 2013 6:08 AM CDT
Is this 0bama's way to get more Mexicans to rush to the US border? So much for border security in his Amnesty Bill!
Jul 5, 2013 12:37 AM CDT
I'll bet Pat Robertson is saying this is God's revenge for the court reversing Prop. 8