Passengers were stranded on the Sandia Peak tramway from 2 p.m.
Authorities say 21 people have been rescued after being trapped overnight in tram cars on the Santia Peak tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Bernallo County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that tramway cars have been stuck in the area since 2 a.m. due to fog.
Twenty people who were trapped in one of the two cars on the tramway were evacuated by helicopter two to four at a time, officials said. Sheriff’s Office Live broadcast More than an hour of rescue work.
Bernalillo district fire officials said 20 passengers in the car were rescued just after 1pm local time.
An employee in the second tram was later rescued, and all trapped passengers are now “safely on site,” the Bernalillo County Fire Department said. Said in a Twitter update Released just before 4pm local time.
Authorities said high winds and visibility were hampering recovery efforts.
Metro Air Support, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Search and Rescue Team were involved in the rescue efforts.
Said Sandia Peak Tramway General Manager Michael Donovan KOAT, a subsidiary of ABC Albuquerque Earlier on Saturday all the passengers were in good condition and there was water and blankets in the tram car.
There is the Santia Peak Tramway Closed Saturday Due to high winds, the company said.
The tram ride usually takes 15 minutes to the top of the Sandia Mountains and 15 minutes back to the lower terminal.
This is a growing story. Check back for updates.
Joshua Hoyos of ABC News contributed to this report.