Mike Litterst, a representative for the National Park Service, which administers the landmark, said the lights went out around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The lights utilized for security and avionics insurances were not affected, he said. The underlying believed was the power outage had “something to do with the robotized light framework,” as per Litterst. Pepco groups examined, he said, yet it was rapidly obvious that it was not an issue “on their end.”
The lights were on when stop benefit circuit testers arrived Wednesday morning, Litterst said, giving them a “sign the lighting framework’s check is likely out of synchronize.” Crews were attempting to settle it and the lights are relied upon to have returned to typical by tonight, as indicated by Litterst.
The issue comes as the Washington Monument is shut inconclusively on account of continuous issues with its lift. The 555-foot-tall, marble-and-stone monolith was harmed in a 2011 seismic tremor and was repaired. Be that as it may, the lift has a long history of inconveniences, even before the shudder.
Afterwards, two tweets were sent out by @NationalMallNPS:
“Fault in the automated program that controls Wash Mon lights likely cause of tonight’s outage; electricians will confirm in the morning.”
“At about 7 p.m. tonight, the lights on the Washington Monument went out. NPS & PEPCO are attempting to determine the cause and fix.”