Last week’s extreme cold snap was not only hard on Edmontonians but the city’s funicular as well.
The city confirmed on Monday the funicular that brings passengers up from the North Saskatchewan River valley experienced some weather-related issues when temperatures dropped below -25 C. Disruptions happened on Jan. 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17 and lasted for about 15 to 20 minutes.
The city, as well as the entire province, was under an extreme weather warning all last week. At some points, the temperature in Edmonton was colder than the South Pole.
The problems were mostly with the funicular doors, the operating system and the elevator breakdown. The funicular issues were fixed before the start of the workweek while the elevator came back online a bit later on Monday.
The city sent out notifications online as well as posted signs near the site.