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Koco: A pregnant Oklahoma City woman is hoping that her mother is able to fly to the United States for the birth, but a volcanic eruption in Iceland has delayed her plans.


Katrine Meyer said she's been forced to pay close attention to the news from overseas lately. Her mother is trapped in Norway.

"She's basically got to get out of Europe," she said.

Her mother was supposed to fly to Oklahoma this weekend, but the eruption ruined those plans. International flights are being canceled all over the region.

"At first, I thought, 'Perfect timing, volcano! You had to do this to me,'" said Meyer.

The problem is that the ash in the air is dangerous to jets.

"It will clog up the engines and potentially shut them down and we don't want that," said Meyer.

Meyer said she's scheduled to deliver her baby on Monday and needs help with her two young children while she's in labor. She said she can't wait much longer to deliver the baby.

"I could right now," she said. "I'm good to go."

Meyer said that when her mother comes, she'll stay for a month. She said it would be disappointing if her mother couldn't arrive in time for the birth.

Flights are expected to be canceled through the weekend. The backlog of passengers could take even longer to get everyone to their destinations, analysts said.

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