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DFW Airport runway reopens

Crews survey a 25x25 foot sinkhole between runway 18L and taxi way F at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The storm drain that caused the sinkhole collapsed again overnight, causing the runway to be shut down again for half of Friday. Special/Brandon Wade
Crews survey a 25x25 foot sinkhole between runway 18L and taxi way F at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The storm drain that caused the sinkhole collapsed again overnight, causing the runway to be shut down again for half of Friday. Special/Brandon Wade Star-Telegram

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reopened one of its main runways around 2 p.m. on Friday as workers continued to repair a collapsed storm drain adjacent to the runway.

Airport spokesman David Magaña said there was a limited impact on flights due to the runway closure. Flights were assigned to the airport’s six other runways while Runway 18L was closed.

“Work crews continue to progress on repairs to the storm drain in the grassy area adjacent to the runway,” Magaña said.

Runway 18L was shut down on Friday morning after the airport received almost four inches of rain overnight that caused a storm drain to collapse. That same storm drain created a sinkhole near the runway on Tuesday that also cause the airport to close Runway 18L for most of the day to assess the damage.

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