Salt Lake City airport closed due to icy runway

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City International Airport is closed because of icy conditions after a Frontier airplane slid on the runway during landing.

Frontier Airlines spokeswoman Kate O'Malley said the plane landed safely at about 10 a.m. and slid on a patch of ice while turning to the taxiway. None of the 139 passengers on the flight from Denver were injured and the airplane never left the pavement.

Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann says it's unknown how long the airport will be closed. Some flights were cancelled.

Freezing rain also caused dozens of accidents on roadways around Salt Lake City Thursday morning.

At the University of Utah, a frozen pipe burst in the library forcing a 45-minute evacuation. University spokesman Keith Sterling said the pipe burst in an employee staff area.

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