WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The Washington Monument lights went out earlier Sunday night, and now the National Park Service is working to find out why.
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The exterior lights of the Washington Monument are currently out. We are investigating and will have them restored as soon as possible.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) January 25, 2021
The good news is, the outage is not affecting the flashing red aviation light at the peak of the monument.