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NIIGATA (Kyodo) Strong wind forced a gondola line to shut down at a ski resort in Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, leaving about 1,450 people stranded at a mountain rest house Saturday night, but no one was hurt and all had descended by Sunday morning.

About 80 people were stranded in 12 gondolas when operations were suspended at around 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gala Yuzawa ski resort. Everyone in the gondolas was able to return to the foot of the mountain within about three hours as the cars were brought down during periods when the wind subsided.

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