High winds knocked out the power for 4,600 customers in the Washington area on Wednesday night, including the Capitol Building. While the interior lights never went out, those that illuminate the Capitol dome went dark at about 8:30 p.m. They were repaired in about half an hour, but there was just enough time for everyone to tweet a dumb joke about everyone in Congress being dim and/or nonfunctional.
Now: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/chYZ2UAU39— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) March 13, 2014
Capitol under darkness pic.twitter.com/BGTTmuG9xc— Madeline Marshall (@Maddie_Marshall) March 13, 2014
I see a bolt of lightning then the lights illuminating the Capitol shut off pic.twitter.com/HKQz5Xckqc— Madeline Marshall (@Maddie_Marshall) March 13, 2014
better look at the Capitol - lights on inside pic.twitter.com/Y9saQlyz5e— Justin Sink (@JTSTheHill) March 13, 2014
Here’s the Capitol without lights pic.twitter.com/OMbWHpA5DK— Justin Sink (@JTSTheHill) March 13, 2014