The volcanic eruptions in Iceland continue

If you think it’s tough on travelers in northern Europe who can’t fly, think what it’s like for people in Iceland.

Vidir Reynisson, of the Civil Protection Department, said some areas near the volcano were pitchblack during daylight hours.

“There are places where you can’t even see the palm of your hand,” he said.

His department has recommended people stay indoors, although some have evacuated voluntarily. They also advise people to keep their houses heated, which helps keep the ash outside.

Many farmers, he said, remained to tend their livestock and some, assisted by rescue squads, were on rooftops sweeping off the accumulated ash to prevent roofs from caving in.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 18, 2010 03:14 PM | Send

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