I am in the United Kingdom, an area pretty much independent of Europe, separated by a 22 mile stretch of water to France.
With the volcanic ash cloud covering much of Western Europe, the United Kingdom is pretty much closed for travellers.
Europe is cut off from the UK now, with the only travel being by rail through the channel tunnel and by boat. All trains and boats are fully booked for the next few days while planes are grounded.
How is this story being shown in the USA?