Power outage in Washington D.C. causes the Capitol to go dark
Power Outage Knocks Out Lights at the U.S. Capitol
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March 12 2014 9:39 PM

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

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.

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