facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Etna ash plume cancels flights, government inaction angers mayors

April 12, 2013 at 5:28 PM   |   Comments

CATANIA, Italy, April 12 (UPI) -- Airline flights from the Sicilian city of Catania to Rome and Bologna, Italy, were canceled Friday after sightings of ash plumes from Mount Etna.

Europe's tallest active volcano continued belching ash and lava Friday for the 14th time this year, the Italian news agency ANSA said Friday.

Earlier in April, mayors of towns surrounding the mountain called for government action.

"A few snowflakes in Rome get everyone going, while we've been having to put up with these ash showers for years," Santa Venerina Mayor Enrico Pappalardo complained.

"We want a state of emergency to be declared," the mayors said in a joint statement.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla
3
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
4
Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video
5
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback