TORONTO – Flights were suspended at Costa Rica’s main airport in San Jose after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky.
The Turrialba volcano erupted twice on Monday sending ash and gas and aerosols over 3,000 feet into the air and disrupting travel to and from the Central American country.
According to media reports, the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose was forced to temporarily shut down Monday due to the volcanic eruption.
Over 3,000 passengers were impacted by the delays and cancellations associated with the volcanic eruption.
Reports show that operations are beginning to return to normal as eruption slows.
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Today in Airport SM: Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions – The Tico Times https://t.co/OEAA9uM7MR
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