Slovakia closes air space due to Volcano ash cloud

Slovakia is closing its air space due to the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland.

Air Navigation Services spokeswoman Aniko Fodorova says the country’s air space will be closed from 3 p.m. Friday.

Fodorova says the closure is expected to remain in place until Sunday evening.

Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic plans to travel by car to Krakow, Poland, for Sunday’s state funeral of late President Lech Kaczynski.