KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All flights into and out of Kansas City International Airport have been canceled for the night after a major winter storm dropped as much as 10 inches on the area.
Airport officials announced on Twitter at 4:30 p.m. Thursday that crews would work through the night to prepare for reopening at 7:00 a.m.
Earlier on Friday, officials said whiteout conditions had forced the airport to shut down after conditions first had reduced air traffic to a single runway, and maintenance workers were having trouble seeing each other through the blinding snow.
Travelers were being urged to check their flights frequently and monitor local media before making the trek to the airport.