DFW Airport runway reopened after collapsed storm drain

A runway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has reopened Friday afternoon after temporarily shutting down.

On Tuesday, crews found that a section of a storm drain near Runway 18L became dislodged, which eroded the soil around the drain and caused a 25 foot by 25 foot sinkhole to form.

Following an engineering analysis that determined the runway was unaffected by the sinkhole, the runway reopened Tuesday.

The runway was shut down again Friday morning after heavy overnight rains caused the storm drain to collapse entirely.

Work crews are now repairing the drain in the grassy area adjacent to the runway, which has been reopened for daytime flight operations.

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