Mexico Volcano Coats Mexico City in Layer of Ash

Puebla, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano was far from dormant over the last weekend. According to USA Today, the volcano just east of Mexico City spit out an ash cloud and vapor 2 miles high after several days of eruptions, leaving Mexico City coated in a layer of dust.

"It has been years since the center of the nation's capital has seen a noticeable ash fall because prevailing winds usually blow the volcanic dust in otters directions," the article reports. "Ash fell earlier this week in some neighborhoods on Mexico City's south and east sides."

No deaths or injuries have been reported, and the city was able to sweep up the ash without reporting any damaging effects. However, Alaska Airlines canceled its route to Los Angeles on Friday. Four other airlines canceled a total of 17 flights, the airport released in a statement. 

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