10 Jun '11, 8pm

Chilean volcano ash causes more travel disruption

BUENOS AIRES : Flights from major airports across a large section of south America were canceled Friday as ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano spread across the region, nearly one week after the volcano erupted for the first time in half a century. Flights from airports in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and southern Brazilian cities were grounded due to clouds of ash high in the sky. It was the second straight day that flights were canceled out of Montevideo and Buenos Aires, a major regional transportation hub. Most air terminals in southern Argentina were also closed, and will remain shuttered "until the weather situation improves," officials said. Argentine authorities said they hope the ash cloud will have passed above Buenos Aires late Friday, and that some flights could resume. Flights were grounded across Uruguay, though there was a slim chance that they could resume late F...

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