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Iceland Causes Chaos in Rome

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April 16, 2010 Travel News No Comments

UK: Note to Iceland. We said send Cash, you forgot the “C”…

The UK and the rest of Northern Europe continue to suffer from Icelandic revenge. The Eyjafjallajoekull Glacier volcano is creating an ash cloud that now covers all of northern Europe from France through to Moscow and north.

w iceland volcano RTR2CT8H 300x169 Iceland Causes Chaos in RomeTwitter is providing a good system to stay updated on a general basis (eg, Ash Tag), and regular news is being posted on the various countries main news sites. Twitter is also providing some great little sound bites of humour, including the one above about Iceland’s debt to the UK. The BBC is running a Live Update page at Live Travel Update

Many northern Europeans coming to and wanting to return from Rome are completely disrupted. Replacing a plane with a Train journey is their main option, but Train journeys to the likes of Denmark and Norway can be 24 hours or so. So the majority are sitting this out.

Latest updates from the Romes two main airports can be found at Rome Airports. It is best to look at the italian site and use google translate to get the latest news (they are not updating info in the English version as we write this).

No-one is predicting the length of the eruption, but the effect on travel in the near term will be entirely dependent on the weather systems in the North Atlantic. These are dark days for control freaks.

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