Source says US Capitol appears to be operating on backup power. No one sure why Dome isn't lit up.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 13, 2014
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:
Here’s the Capitol without lights pic.twitter.com/OMbWHpA5DK
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) March 13, 2014
Now: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/chYZ2UAU39
— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeedStorm) March 13, 2014
— Alexandra (@snazzzyredhead) March 13, 2014
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) March 13, 2014
POWER HIT: outside lights on Capitol grounds are out and some spots inside on backup power as high winds roll thru DC pic.twitter.com/fyMBuRn0h3
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) March 13, 2014
In the meantime:
“@IvanTheK: Washington DC is in the dark. Also, there's a power outage there.” LOL good one!
— Susan (@Newsgirly) March 13, 2014
Lights are back on at U.S. Capitol after high winds cause power outages across DC pic.twitter.com/3flUkTSZMR
— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnWTVM9) March 13, 2014
However, power remains out for many not only in D.C. but other areas as well:
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.