Snowstorm Shuts Down KC Airport

7 years 1 month 4 days ago Thursday, February 21 2013 Feb 21, 2013 Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:10:09 PM CST February 21, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Heavy snow has forced the closure of the Kansas City International Airport.
Airport officials announced on Twitter shortly before 10 a.m. that the whiteout conditions had forced the airport to shut down. Earlier, conditions had reduced air traffic to a single runway, and maintenance workers were having trouble seeing each other through the blinding snow.

It wasn't certain when the airport would reopen and how many flights were affected. Travelers are being urged to check their flights frequently and monitor local media before making the trek to the airport.

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