(WTOP) — WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument closed Sunday after its elevator failed twice in 12 hours.
“The elevator stopped working about 9:20 last night, and we had to bring 73 visitors down the steps,” said Mike Litterst, spokesman for the National Park Service.
A technician later cleared the elevator for Sunday operations, but the monument didn’t remain open long.
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“Shortly after opening, the doors got stuck closed again, and we had to evacuate visitors,” Litterst said.