Mexico Metropolis Airport Shuts Down Operations As a consequence of Volcanic Ash

Steam and ashes emerge from the Popocatepetl volcano, after a rise in volcanic exercise, as seen from the city of Santiago Xalizintla, Mexico, on Could 12, 2023. (Imelda Medina/Reuters)

MEXICO CITY—Mexico Metropolis’s Benito Juarez Worldwide Airport reported early on Saturday that it had closed its operations resulting from ash from the Popocatepetl volcano, which has been energetic for days.

“As a result of presence of volcanic ash, the airport closed operations at 4:25 a.m. We’ll maintain you posted,” the airport stated on its Twitter account.

“For the protection of operations, the closure of the airport will probably be prolonged for roughly two extra hours,” the account stated in a tweet at 7 a.m. native time (0900 EDT/1300 GMT).

Airport and airline employees are checking and cleansing runways and taxiways, he added.

By 1515 GMT all flights had been nonetheless suspended.

Originally posted 2023-05-20 17:05:56.