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Sandia Peak Tramway Weather Emergency

Hell on New Year’s Eve when 21 people were trapped in the Albuquerque cable car for 12 hours due to icy conditions in the area.

According to Sandia Peak Tramway General Manager, Michael Donovan, moisture and wind blow New Mexico caused an icing on the subway on Friday night.

21 people were trapped in two cable cars in Albuquerque for 12 hours due to icy weather conditions

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21 people were trapped in two cable cars in Albuquerque for 12 hours due to icy weather conditionsCredit: Facebook / Colleen Elvidge
One of the riders, Colleen Elvidge, posted pictures taken from inside the tram around 8am on Saturday

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One of the riders, Colleen Elvidge, posted pictures taken from inside the tram around 8am on SaturdayCredit: Facebook / Colleen Elvidge
The view from the Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico's Sandia Mountains

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The view from the Sandia Peak Tramway in New Mexico’s Sandia MountainsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Two Trams, carrying at least 21 people, have been stuck near Tower 2 since 10pm on Friday.

Tram’s cars are being distributed emergency food, water, and heating blankets.

General manager told KRQE that those trapped included staff from the peak Tram and Ten 3 restaurants.

One of the tram riders, Colleen Elvidge, posted pictures taken from inside the tram around 8 a.m. Saturday, saying, “Had been stuck at the Tram since 9p… try.”

Donovan said when weather conditions improve, they hope to carry out an evacuation by early afternoon.

Metro Air Support and Bernalillo Sheriff’s Office representatives were on the scene assisting Tramway officials.

A significant winter storm brought wind, heavy snow and freezing rain to parts of New Mexico Friday night through Saturday morning.

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