KCI runways reopened after closure

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.

McBride suggested that anyone planning to go to the airport today should check to check for delays in flights.