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Published March 26, 2011, 01:03 PM

Minnesota Zoo monorail gets stuck, no one hurt

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A monorail train at the Minnesota Zoo stalled and about 40 passengers had to be removed with the help of firefighters and long ladders. No one was hurt.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A monorail train at the Minnesota Zoo stalled and about 40 passengers had to be removed with the help of firefighters and long ladders. No one was hurt.

Zoo spokesman Bill Von Bank tells the Star Tribune a power failure stalled the train about noon. When the power came back on, the train wouldn't move.

He says firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Department used two ladders to help the riders down 18 feet to the ground. It took about two hours.

Von Bank says the monorail attraction will remain out of service until the zoo can determine what went wrong.

The monorail train runs through the zoo on an elevated track, giving riders a bird's-eye view of the exhibits.

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