Officials confirmed that Ten3 employees were back on the tram around 9:30 p.m. Friday after an ice buildup halted the tramway.
According to Sandia Peak’s chief human resources officer Brian Coon, an unusually rapid build-up of ice on one of the cables caused it to sag underneath the tram, making it dangerous to keep going.
KOB 4 has confirmed that a rescue team is on the way and will be flying a helicopter to land down the mountain.
BCSO search and rescue says people are in surprisingly high spirits.
Stay with KOB 4 and kob.com for updates.
The rescue is beginning! The crew is oneble to find a safe place to land the helicopter down the mountain. Every 3 or 4 they would climb down from the tram and fly down to the base. The helicopter will have to make 5 or 6 flights. pic.twitter.com/0M11bFORqx
– Spencer Schacht (@spencerschacht) January 1, 2022
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/20-people-trapped-overnight-on-sandia-tramway/6347030/?cat=500 20 people trapped overnight on Sandia tramway