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Abilene Regional Airport reopens after runway thaws

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Abilene Regional Airport reopened Monday morning. ABILENE, Texas -

It was closed for 26 hours because of ice on the runway.

The airport is open! This weather affected many areas, pls check https://t.co/Hq4VjLMyTm or 800.433.7300 for flight status as our scheduled flts are showing delays. @AmericanAir is doing their best to get crews and aircrafts back on schedule!

— Abilene Airport (@ABIairport) January 1, 2018

Don Green, Director of Aviation, told KTXS they pre-treated the runway with chemicals on Saturday.

“Ice is hard to contend with,” Green said.

The airport closed at 7 a.m. Sunday. It reopened at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Unfortunately, the airport is closed for the day/night. Please check flight status and rebooking info at https://t.co/Hq4VjLMyTm or 800.433.7300. We will keep our social channels up to date as we learn more. #txwx

— Abilene Airport (@ABIairport) December 31, 2017

Green said the last time the airport closed because of ice on the runway was 2015.

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