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Snow Forces Lambert to Cancel Hundreds of Flights

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AFP/Getty/ Anders Wiklund

AFP/Getty/ Anders Wiklund

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Sleet, snow and ice hitting St. Louis has kept more than 138 arriving flights and 128 departing airplanes on the ground today.

Not only did the weather affect travel in St. Louis, but much of the Midwest was affected by the system which stretches from northern Oklahoma to Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

Click here (flystl.com) to see it your flight has been canceled or delayed.

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Snowstorm Shuts Down KC Airport

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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