Fog messing with N.L. flight schedules more than Icelandic ash cloud

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St. John's, NL -

Flights continue to be cancelled or delayed in and out of St. John's today, but it's due more to heavy fog than the threat of volcanic ash from Iceland.
Some airlines decided to be cautious Sunday night because meteorological data that suggested that winds were blowing ash towards Newfoundland.
However, Marie Manning, a spokeswoman for St. John's International Airport, says the weather has closed in and visibility is extremely limited because of thick fog.
Brad Cicero, a spokesman for Porter Airlines, says they scrubbed one flight last night as a precaution but he did not expect any further cancellations today.
Air Canada has resumed its normal flight schedule while WestJet reports one cancellation due to an aircraft maintenance issue.
The Canadian Meteorological Centre says there is a low probability of risk from volcanic ash because satellite imagery doesn't support ash presence in high concentrations.

Organizations: International Airport, Porter Airlines, Air Canada

Geographic location: St. John's, Iceland, Newfoundland

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