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BREAKING: Plane skids off runway in Spokane, Washington, amid freezing rain

A passenger plane skidded off the runway Tuesday morning while attempting to take off from the Spokane International Airport, located in eastern Washington.

The United Airlines 737 aircraft slid off the runway at approximately 6 a.m. PST, according to airport officials.

There were no injuries, but the airport has been closed while crews works on the runway to clear the aircraft and to assure adequate braking conditions for future flights.

"Freezing rain occurred from around 5 a.m. to shortly before 7 a.m. local time and occurred with temperatures around 30 F," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said.

"Approximately 0.02 of an inch of precipitation fell, and all would have frozen on contact with any non-treated surface," Clark added.

Anyone that is traveling through Spokane International Airport should anticipate delays as it will take time for the runway to be cleared for flights to take off and land.