WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly upgraded elevator at the Washington Monument stopped working just days after reopening to the public following a three-year renovation project.
The National Park Service says there was a “brief interruption in service” for about an hour Saturday.READ MORE: 29-Year-Old Man Shot & Killed Overnight
Spokesman Mike Litterst said Parks Service staffers resolved the issue and visitors who were at the top of the 555-foot stone obelisk were able to return to the ground floor using the elevator.READ MORE: M&T Bank Stadium To Open As COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Today
First lady Melania Trump cut the ribbon Thursday morning as the monument opened to the public for first time since September 2016. It had been closed to replace the elevator and upgrade security systems.
Litterst apologized to visitors for the inconvenience. He said tours were running on schedule later Saturday afternoon.MORE NEWS: 'Game-Changing' Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements For Emergency Use Authorization, FDA Says
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