03/12/2014 10:06 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2014

U.S. Capitol Power Outage Makes It Even Harder Not To Accomplish Anything

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The U.S. Capitol went dark on Wednesday evening in a power outage. Photos and accounts flooded Twitter, interspersed with jokes about the state of U.S. politics.

Power was restored within the hour according to an Architect of the Capitol staff person.

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.