Washington D.C. was hit with high winds this evening, which could be the reason for power outages around the area, including the U.S. Capitol:

In the meantime:

https://twitter.com/kesgardner/status/443907482985836544

Ha!

Update:

However, power remains out for many not only in D.C. but other areas as well:

https://twitter.com/WorldBreaking24/status/443917094527049728

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.