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Washington Monument Reopens Tues. After More Elevator Problems

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    The Washington Monument is expected to reopen Tuesday after it was closed for several days due to elevator problems. Tourists said they were disappointed, but they understood that safety comes first. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Published Monday, May 16, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The Washington Monument is closed again because of elevator problems.

    • The monument has been closed several times in recent months because of elevator issues.

    • It was last shut down in early April, when the elevator broke down twice in one week.

    The Washington Monument will reopen Tuesday morning after another day of elevator problems.

    The monument was closed Sunday, and the National Park Service announced on Twitter Sunday night the monument would remain closed Monday for repairs to its elevator power supply.

    The monument has been closed several times in recent months because of elevator issues -- most recently in early April, when the elevator broke down twice in one week.

    In those cases, people were visiting the monument at the time and had to walk down hundreds of stairs.