Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Photo courtesy of https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recarea/?recid=74226

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway reopened Monday 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 Purdy.

Customers can get status updates on the tram’s operations by calling 760-325-1391.

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