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Chile volcano ash spurs travel chaos in Argentina

2011-06-17 01:57:34 GMT2011-06-17 09:57:34(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Divers of the Prefectura Naval Argentina inspect the Rio Limay covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain at the mountain resort of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

A diver of the Prefectura Naval Argentina inspects the Rio Limay covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain at the mountain resort of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Divers of the Prefectura Naval Argentina inspect the Rio Limay covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain at the mountain resort of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina's Patagonia June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Local residents stand near a boat covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain at the the dock of the Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina's mountain resort of Villa La Angostura June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Cows covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain are seen in the mountain Argentina's mountain resort of Villa La Angostura June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

A sheep covered with ash from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain is seen in the mountain Argentina's mountain resort of Villa La Angostura June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Ash from a volcanic eruption in Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain cover parts of the water surface of the Nahuel Huapi Lake in the Argentine resort town of Villa La Angostura June 16, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Some towns in Argentina's Patagonia remain blanketed in volcanic ash. Airline activity is getting back to normal after days of chaos caused by a towering ash cloud, but Andean towns are covered in a thick, ashed blanket that is disrupting water and power supplies and raising fears over the key winter ski season that starts next month.

(Agencies)

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