Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish closed after cable snaps overnight, sending cabins crashing to the ground

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      The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is closed indefinitely after its cable snapped around 4 a.m. on Saturday (August 10).

      According to a media release, no guests or staff were in any of the cabins during the incident and no injuries were reported from the collapse.  

      Sea to Sky Gondola’s general manager Kirby Brown told the CBC earlier today that almost all 30 of the gondola cars attached to the cable fell to the ground.

      Brown also said maintenance was recently carried out on the haul rope, and it looked to be in good shape.

      The Squamish attraction suffered major damage, and is closed for the foreseeable future.
      Squamish RCMP

      The Squamish RCMP has taken over the investigation alongside Work Safe BC and Technical Safety BC.

      The authorities are requesting people to stay away from the scene and nearby trails that have access to the area.

      "Our investigation is in the preliminary stages and the cause is undetermined. Right now we are looking at all possibilities which includes those criminal in nature," Squamish RCMP Constable. Ashley MacKay said in a press statement.

      Stay tuned for more details as they get released.




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