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120 trapped on ski lift

A power surge halted a chairlift at a British Columbia ski Sunday leaving 120 people trapped, with some stranded for over three hours.

Sasquatch Mountain Resort general manager Sam Hicks said he believes a hydro outage Sunday morning caused the surge, which affected control panels for the chairlift.

The Fraser Valley resort said its Sasquatch chair will be closed until further notice while the damage is assessed and repairs are made.

Hicks said workers at the resort got the people off the lift in "record fashion."

"Everybody's safe and everybody's content," he said. "Luckily we have a phenomenal patrol team and volunteer team that managed to pull that off."

-with files from CTV Vancouver



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