VIDEO: Washington Monument Struck by Lightning
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The Washington Monument is closed Monday after being struck by lightning over the weekend, according to the National Mall and Memorial Parks, National Park Service.
“The Washington Monument will be closed today as we repair damage to the electronic access system caused by Sunday morning’s lightning strike,” NPS tweeted, adding that it will be closed Tuesday as repairs are ongoing.
The moment the lightning struck on Sunday was caught on camera as bystanders at the Lincoln Memorial can be heard gasping at the sight.