FRANCONIA, N.H. — Crews have rescued 48 people from two tram cars at a New Hampshire ski resort after they became stuck 40 feet off the ground in subzero temperatures.

The cars got stuck shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday at Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway in the White Mountains.

WMUR-TV reports one of their editors was on one car. Paula Tracy said she evacuated around 4:45 p.m. She said the people on the trams, mostly adult skiers, felt a “jolt” before they stopped.

A Cannon Mountain spokesman said people were rappelled down to safety from the lower and upper parts of the car.

He said officials said there was a service brake issue. Crews do not believe the cold temperature was a factor.

No injuries have been reported.


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