New Ash Cloud Heads Towards UK

Strengthing eruption threatens further travel chaos
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2010 11:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Eyjafjallajokull volcano spewed a fresh cloud of ash into the air yesterday, threatening Europe with more travel chaos even as flights began to resume. "The volcanic eruption in Iceland has strengthened and a new ash cloud is spreading south and east towards the UK," Britain's National Air Traffic Service warned. "This demonstrates the dynamic and rapidly changing conditions in which we are working."

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Scottish airports will reopen on schedule today but the open zone won't extend as far south as London airports, the air traffic service says. Around a third of Europe's 28,000 scheduled flights took off yesterday under a plan that carved the continent up into three zones, the AP reports.
(Read more Eyjafjallajokull glacier stories.)

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