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Winter weather creates slippery roads, runways in Big Country

Published On: Feb 02 2014 07:30:34 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 03 2014 06:55:53 AM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

Freezing rain, sleet and snow created a mess for travelers on Sunday.

Cars were sliding off of highways and Interstate 20 throughout the day.

At Abilene Regional Airport, crews pretreated the runways on Saturday night.

KTXS spoke with airport manager Don Green, who said the airport was closed down early Sunday morning until late Sunday afternoon. The closure was to allow crews to clear the runways for planes.

The airport is now open, but travelers should check with American Airlines for delays or cancellations.