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Flight disruptions continue

Published:Friday | April 16, 2010 | 4:33 PM

Flights across much of Europe will be severely disrupted well into tomorrow because of drifting ash ejected from a volcano in Iceland.



Officials say much of the airspace across northern and western Europe is closed, with fewer than half the usual number of flights expected into the weekend.



Scientists say the volcano is still erupting but producing less ash.



More countries imposed either full or partial airspace closures today, while some northern regions began to relax restrictions as the ash cloud slowly drifted south.



The cancellations also threaten to affect the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Sunday as the attendance of many world leaders is uncertain.