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Washington Monument Closed to Public Due to Elevator Issues

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | May 16, 2016

Washington Monument Closed to Public Due to Elevator Issues

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On Sunday, the Washington Monument was closed to the public due to problems with the structure’s elevator system. It remained closed Monday.

According to The Associated Press, National Park Service announced the closure would continue into Monday and the monument would remain closed until the issues with the elevators can be properly repaired.

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The National Park Service took to Twitter to share an update Monday:

This is not the first time elevator issues have caused closures at the Washington Monument in recent months. In April, the elevator inside the monument broke down twice in one week, stranding visitors inside and forcing them to walk down hundreds of stairs.

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