Sandia Peak Tramway weather emergency – New Year's Eve hell for 21 people trapped in Albuquerque cable cars for 12 HOURS

NEW Year's Eve hell as 21 people are trapped in Albuquerque cable cars for 12 hours due to icy conditions in the area.

According to Sandia Peak Tramway General Manager Michael Donovan, moisture and winds battering New Mexico caused icing on the tramline on Friday night.

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

The stuck Tram cars are being supplied with food, water, and emergency heating blankets.

The general manager told KRQE that those trapped include employees from the Tram and the Ten 3 restaurant at the peak.

One of the riders, Colleen Elvidge, posted photos from the Tram car at around 8am Saturday morning saying a rescue would be “happening soon.”

Donovan says as weather conditions improve, they hope to perform evacuations by early afternoon.

Metro Air Support and Bernalillo Sheriff's Office deputies are at the scene assisting Tramway officials.

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