UPDATE: Kansas City airport reopens

Saturday, March 28, 2009 | 4:12 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A mix of freezing rain and snow forced officials to temporarily close the Kansas City International Airport, canceling and delaying dozens of flights.

Airport officials reopened the airport around 3:30 p.m. Saturday after closing it to departing and arriving flights for two hours and 15 minutes.

They said their field maintenance crews couldn't keep up with waves of freezing rain and snow that began moving into the Kansas City area Saturday morning and that conditions had been too slick for aircraft to operate safely.


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