Power Outage Knocks Out Lights at the U.S. Capitol

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
March 12 2014 9:39 PM

Power Outage Knocks Out Lights at the U.S. Capitol

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The morning sun begins to rise in front of the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

It’s light versus dark in D.C. tonight. Spoiler: the light’s winning – at least at the Capitol. Intense weather may have caused the power outage, which occured around 8:30 p.m. local time. Soon after, power was restored, but not before folks on Twitter could get in a couple quick jabs at Congress.