Rather ironic that the @ENERGY Department was affected by a widespread power outage in the Washington DC area?
WADO!!NEWS: Power outage strikes much of Washington, D.C., including the White House
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Reuters)
A power outage reportedly struck much of Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning.
The U.S. State Department, White House, Capitol and Justice Department were among the buildings that lost power.
A White House spokesperson said that backup generators kicked in initially after the outage, according to a tweet from Mark Knoller, a CBS News correspondent.
The Department of Energy, which is responsible for the nation’s power, was also affected by the outage. That fact did not go unnoticed in the Twittersphere.