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Crews use ropes, helicopters to rescue 20 on stuck tram car

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say icing on a cable caused a tram car to get stuck high up in the Sandia Mountains overlooking Albuquerque, stranding the 20 people aboard overnight. A Bernalillo County Fire Department spokesman said all 20 people in the struck car were rescued as of Saturday afternoon as operations continued to extract another person who was in a second car nearby. The spokesman said those aboard the car when it got stuck at 10 p.m. Friday were all employees of the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway or a mountaintop restaurant. They were  being ferried down to the base of the mountains at the end of their workdays. No injuries were reported.