Mont Blanc cable cars stop, stranding 110 over Alps

About 50 people are still stuck in cable cars high above the French alps, after rescuers had to suspend their operation to retrieve people.

First aid workers were transported to the site and are spending the night in the cable cars with those who are trapped, Mr Cazeneuve said.

It was not clear what caused the cable auto to get stuck or how high up the vehicle was. They then delivered blankets and food to those still stuck inside.

Leclerc did not say whether the tourists remaining in the cable cars would have to spend the entire night up there.

The authorities are planning to bring in helicopters to rescue them.

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The Vallee Blanche Cable Car connects the renowned Aiguille du Midi mountain in the Mont Blanc with the Pointe Helbronner. The rescue will resume Friday at 7:15 a.m. (0515 GMT, 1:15 a.m. EDT).

The rescue attempt is said to be dependent on the weather, particularly the wind conditions, but according to local media, 17 people have already been rescued by helicopter.

The cable cars on the Mont Blanc range offer spectacular up-close views of Western Europe's tallest mountains, glaciers and steep valleys deep below.

Another series of cable cars takes skiers and visitors to the peak of the Aiguille de Midi year-round.

The cable auto journey normally takes 30-35 minutes.

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