A volcano in Mexico
has forced several U.S. airlines to cancel dozens of flights, including out of Phoenix. Earlier
this week, authorities recorded several tremors at the 18,000 foot Popocatepetl volcano. It has been spewing a fountain of
ash, steam and glowing rocks since Wednesday.
Airport officials say six U.S. airlines, including US Airways, Delta and United have cancelled flights to the
Mexico City and Toluca airports as a precaution. That has
affected travelers in cities including Phoenix, Denver and Houston.
The volcano sits about halfway between Mexico City
Airport spokesmen said despite the volcanic activity, things are running
normally. The Mexico City
airport said the ash has not yet reached them.