Grey ash covers Buenos Aires from Puyehue volcano, flights cancelled

Posted on October 17, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

Winds of 120 kilometers per hour up the ash accumulated on the slopes of Puyehue and scattered about Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Cordoba and even Uruguay. They closed the Jorge Newbery and Ezeiza tracks Córdoba and Montevideo. The gray dust cloak reappeared yesterday in Buenos Aires: the cloud of ash originating from the volcano Puyehue again caused hundreds of flight cancellations in the metropolitan area air terminals, Córdoba and Uruguay, among other disorders. From early in the Jorge Newbery airport, and late afternoon Ezeiza International Airport were suspended almost all the games and arrivals. The cause of this new onslaught of volcanic material in the city is explained by strong winds recorded in Patagonia, which removed ash and deposited on the surface. Read Article

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