Alaska's Redoubt erupts 5 times, with more expected - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Alaska's Redoubt erupts 5 times, with more expected

Ash falling from Alaska's Mt. Redoubt Ash falling from Alaska's Mt. Redoubt
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska. - People near Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano are reporting a fine dusting of ash.

The more-than-10,000-foot volcano has erupted five times since last night. The blasts have sent an ash plume nine miles high.

Experts say more eruptions are likely. Alaska Airlines is canceling more than a dozen flights in and out of the Anchorage international airport because of the ash. At

Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, only essential personnel are being told to report to work.

Mount Redoubt is about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. So far, winds are pushing the cloud away from there and toward the north.

The volcano last erupted during a four-month period from 1989-90.

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