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Electrical Problem Temporarily Closes Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Park Service says an electrical problem is temporarily closing the Washington Monument.

The park service announced Thursday morning that there is an electrical problem associated with the monument's elevator. A service contractor is on the scene, and officials say the monument will reopen as soon as possible.

Officials say there are no visitors inside the monument.

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