Current conditions are wind and swirling ash, temps dropping considerably. City officials report that there will be no interruption of drinking water and that the water is safe to drink (the new water system installed after the May 08 erruption is from a deep water well).
The border to Argentina is open and vehicles are allowed to travel out of Chile into Argentina without the mandatory Argentine Seguro. No vehicles, except those carrying verified Futa residents will be allowed in. Obviously no flights into, or out of the Futa airport. Periodic white-out conditions occur making travel difficult. The hospital is handing out masks (once again) and city officials are urging calm.
Tonights forecast is for temps in the 30's, with a "feels-like" temperature of 20F. Some wind and a possibility of rain and intermittent snow tomorrow.
This information was gathered from the Futa website, and accuweather. I have not verified the border crossing info in person.
Mitch Sasser from H2O rafting/kayaking company reports on another blog that the Kayaking events and festivities are on for the weekend.