Frontier plane from Denver to Salt Lake slides on taxiway

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DENVER – A Frontier airlines flight from Denver to Salt Lake City slid on the taxi way after landing, airport officials said Thursday.

According to a tweet from Frontier, flight 579 landed safely at Salt Lake City International Airport. As the plane was turning to the taxiway, it hit a patch of ice and slid.

The plane never left the runway and no one was hurt, the airline said.

Airport authorities have decided to close all runways after an unusual freezing rain fell Thursday morning.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, airport maintenance crews were applying ice-melting solution to the runways to clear them.

The morning commute was hectic for many drivers after the freezing rain turned much of the interstates into skating rinks, the newspaper reported.

Hundreds of crashes and slide offs were reported.

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