Freezing rain ices Salt Lake City roads, runways

BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press Published:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake City International Airport has reopened all three of its runways after being partially closed for most of the day because of freezing rain and icy conditions that caused a Frontier airplane to slide on the runway during landing.

Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann says the third runway opened early Thursday evening. The first runway opened at about 12:45 p.m. and the second one mid-afternoon. The airport was completely shut down for about three hours.

The Frontier Airlines plane landed safely at about 9:30 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.

The airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines. Seven other airlines also run flights there.