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Rescue workers recover several people who were trapped in the Sandia tram overnight

In a tweet, the Bernalillo County Fire announced that all 21 employees had been rescued.

Officials said they rescued 20 employees from gondola 2 and were working on a rescue plan for an employee who was still in gondola 1.

Ten3 employees took the tram back around 9:30 p.m. on Friday evening after ice build-up stopped the tram.

According to Sandia Peak HR Manager Brian Coon, there was an unusually rapid build-up of ice on one of the cables hanging under the tram, making it dangerous to continue.

KOB 4 has confirmed that a rescue team is on the way and will fly a helicopter to land on the mountain.

BCSO Search and Rescue says people are in surprisingly good spirits.

Stay with KOB 4 and kob.com for updates.

After a coordinated effort between BCFD, BCSO, NM State Police and NM Search & Rescue Teams, we are happy to announce that the 20 people from Gondola 2 have been rescued. Gondola 1 still has one employee and we are actively working on a rescue plan.

– BernalilloCountyFire (@BerncoFire) January 1, 2022

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