Washington Monument Open After Power Problems with Elevator - NBC4 Washington

Washington Monument Open After Power Problems with Elevator

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    Emergency crews respond to the Washington Monument on March 29, 2016, after the elevator stopped working.

    The National Park Service says a faulty power supply was to blame for two recent breakdowns of the Washington Monument's elevator.

    The park service says the power supply was occasionally causing elevated electrical current to flow to the elevator. When the current went over the limit, the elevator shut down as it's designed to do to protect people's safety.

    The park service says that's what happened on Tuesday and again on Friday when the elevator broke down, causing the monument to close. The monument is open Sunday.