PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway reopened today
after flooding caused by rain forced its closure the past week.
“Our staff has worked tirelessly the past six days to clean up from
the August 8 storm event. All systems have been tested and several tons of rock
and sand deposited by the flood have been cleared,” Tramway General Manager
Nancy Nichols said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming our guests
back and appreciate their understanding during this closure period.”
Tramway spokesman Greg Purdy told City News Service that the tramway
closed last Monday at 4:30 p.m., affecting 234 customers.
“We weren’t able to let them down the road until the mud flow
subsided,” Purdy told CNS. Customers were able to go down the tram and exit
through the road by 6:20 p.m. the same day.
The tramway remained closed through the week and ticket agents called
customers with advanced tickets during the closure to issue refunds or tickets
for a later date.
The tramway resumed its regular operations on Monday at 10 a.m., but
ticket sales were not immediately available online, only onsite, according to
Customers can get status updates on the tram’s operations by calling
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