â€˜A 150 mph aircraft hydroplaning is not a good thing,â€™ spokesman says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heavy snow and slush forced officials to close Kansas City International Airport on Sunday, canceling scores of flights. Airport spokesman Joe McBride said the airport's runways were closed around 6:30 a.m. CT when friction testing showed conditions were too slick to safely operate aircraft. "A 150 mph aircraft hydroplaning is not a good thing," McBride said. As of 10 a.m. Sunday, the airport had registered 4 inches of snow. McBride said that in its 35-year history, the airport has closed only a few times and never for more than four hours. Forecasters predicted snow will continue well into the afternoon. Kansas City International sees about 440 flights a day.
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