A volcanic eruption in Colombia’s Cauca state has left four dead and hampered transportation throughout parts of southwestern Colombia. At 17,600 feet, Nevado del Huila is Colombia’s highest active volcano. Its eruption sent mudslides crashing over roads and destroying bridges and left piles of ash. President Alvaro Uribe has toured the affected area by helicopter and has promised to get aid to needy Colombians. If you’re in the area, be sure to check on current conditions before any travel.