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16 April 2010

Iceland Volcano Stops the World From Travel

From Denny: This crazy volcano in Iceland just keeps on giving. First scientists thought since the fissure was on the side of the volcano that it would not melt the glacier, causing massive flooding. Now? The story keeps evolving.

Now the fissure has widened, more ash is spewed into the air, so much ash that now people and their livestock have been evacuated from the surrounding areas. When we watch all this earth science drama on the news we think it won't affect us here in America. Wrong answer, folks. If this volcano does not quiet down any time soon there will be little or no air travel to Europe and back.

As it is for the past week, many travelers have been stranded, flocking to railway systems to get out. Who can hold out indefinitely for the volcano to stop spewing ash? Not too many people have that level of deep pockets to afford high priced hotels and the like for a month or more when they were only prepared to travel for a week. Well, at least they will have an exciting story to tell their grand kids years from now. Not too many people have seen such a volcanic spectacle - or been affected by it thousands of miles away - in their life time.

Check out the progression of the unfolding Iceland volcano story just from this past weekend in these few news clips which were only featured on the web and not seen on the regular news:


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