Iceland Volcano Eruption Closing Down Air Travel Across Europe

In case you’ve missed it, a volcano in Iceland erupted on Wednesday blowing ash and fine particles high into the atmosphere. The news media is reporting that these particles are flour like, but the size of sugar grains and that’s very bad for jet engines. As a result, several countries in Europe have shut down their airports. England and parts of Europe have restricted air flight to emergency flights only.

If you’re on the way to Europe or trying to fly through it, please check with your country’s flight information systems. There are of course alternatives to travel such or trains and ferries, however, CNN is reporting those are largely full.

Heathrow Airport in London is near silent. CNN in Paris says their airport is closed until 8 p.m. tonight and Air France says it’s not going to fly until 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

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