Forecasters say European airspace to be ash-free

05/24/2010 | Bloomberg

For the first time in 40 days, the European skies will be free of ash from the Icelandic volcano that has been erupting and causing flight disruptions across Europe and beyond. "Volcanic activity declined significantly over the weekend and has now virtually ceased," said Dave Britton, a meteorologist at the U.K.'s Met Office's Volcanic Ash Advisory Center. "It has continued to emit a plume of steam that's rising to between 7,000 and 10,000 feet, but there doesn't appear to be any significant ash."

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