Power outage at the Capitol? BUT HOW WILL CONGRESS NOT WORK?! pic.twitter.com/hsgiHHyZi9
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) March 13, 2014
Capitol under darkness pic.twitter.com/BGTTmuG9xc
— Madeline Marshall (@Maddie_Marshall) March 13, 2014
Strange view from Freedom Plaza with Capitol dome dark. I'm told HVAC system keeps going in and out pic.twitter.com/bEvoTHkxaV
— Lauren DeMarco FOX 5 (@ldemarcofox5) March 13, 2014
Now: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/chYZ2UAU39
— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) March 13, 2014
Power was restored within the hour according to an Architect of the Capitol staff person.
— SYancy (@Fox5Shawn) March 13, 2014
According to Fox News DC's Shawn Yancy, the outage was the result of a power surge. A Congressional source told Pergram that high winds had tripped breakers, and had now been reset. The Washington D.C. area was bracing for a storm Wednesday evening, with forecasts for 50 mph winds.