Runways at Kansas City International Airport were shut down for about 45 minutes this morning because of heavy slush.
Joe McBride, chief of KCI’s police agency, said that with about 1 inch of slush, the runways became too unsafe for airplanes to operate.
The runways were shut down from about 9 to 9:45 a.m.
The rain and ice pellets changed to snow. McBride said, however, that workers will continue to monitor the runways for traction.
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McBride suggested that anyone planning to go to the airport today should check flykci.com to check for delays in flights.