Washington Monument reopens after elevator problem

WASHINGTON – The Washington Monument will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, the National Park Service says.

The monument closed Tuesday afternoon after an elevator stopped at the top level, forcing dozens of visitors to walk down the stairs to get out. It was the fifth elevator problem to close the monument in the past year.

The park service says that the repair technicians have certified that the elevator is safe. They’re still waiting for a report on what caused the outage.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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