25 Jun '11, 11pm

Chile #volcano ash cancels two dozen Uruguay flights - Straits Times

MONTEVIDEO - AN ASH cloud spewed by Chile's Puyehue volcano forced the cancellation of at least two dozen flights on Saturday in Uruguay, where tourists lengthened their hotel stays. Uruguay's National Weather Service issued a yellow alert over the presence of volcanic ash in the South American country between Brazil and Argentina. The cloud of ash 'is affecting the capital of Argentina, but the bulk of the clouds will begin to enter Uruguay late afternoon Sunday and arrive late in the evening,' meteorologist Nubel Cisnero told Channel 4. He predicted a thin layer of volcanic ash would cover cars and windows and further complicate air travel from Carrasco International Airport, which serves the capital Montevideo. At least 12 departure flights were cancelled that had been due to leave for Argentina, Sao Paulo, Lima and Miami, along with another 12 arrival flights from Aero...

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