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Topic - Ethan Austin
Frozen cars sputtered, schools canceled classes, and cold-weather enthusiasts opted to stay inside Monday as a bitter blast of below-zero temperatures with promises of minus-50-degree wind chills gripped the Northeast.
Ski area maintenance workers dispatched to realign a lift cable were unable to fix the problem and had restarted the lift in an attempt to off-load riders when the cable derailed, sending skiers plummeting 25 to 30 feet, the resort said Wednesday.
Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin told the Portland Press Herald that the lift was inspected before the season began and it was properly licensed.
"We have a few people skiing — not many," resort spokesman Ethan Austin said. "There's a few hardy folks who want to get their turns in, no matter what."