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Alaskans Brace For Complications From Volcano Ash

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Alaskans Brace For Complications From Volcano Ash

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Alaskans Brace For Complications From Volcano Ash

Alaskans Brace For Complications From Volcano Ash

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After months of rumblings, Mount Redoubt in Alaska is erupting. The volcano is sending plumes of ash as high as 9 miles into the sky, and scientists say the explosions could go on for weeks. Communities across the central part of the state are bracing for ash fall and flight disruptions.

Alaska Public Radio Network's Annie Feidt reports.

Alaska Volcano Erupts Again, No Signs Of Slowing

Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted a sixth time at 7:41 p.m. Monday, spewing more ash into the air. The explosion followed a cluster of five eruptions Sunday night that sent ash plumes higher than nine miles into the sky. Scientists say the explosions could go on for months, disrupting flights and snow mobile transport.

After several months of rumblings, these eruptions were the volcano's first in nearly 20 years.