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UPDATED: Some D.C. Museums Close after Power Outage Near the Mall

UPDATED Pepco officials say a power outage on Friday afternoon near the National Mall was caused by underground equipment failure and heat is believed to be the cause for the disruption of service.

According to a news release from the utility company, power should be restored to 200 customers, including to federal buildings, by noon on Saturday.

The outage occurred near 3rd and E Street Southwest in Washington, D.C..

pepco-lineman-sliderimage450x280ORIGINAL POST A power outage in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon has forced some museums, including the Newseum, to close for the day.

According to Pepco’s online outage map, just over 225 customers in the D.C. area are impacted by the outage.

Pepco spokesperson Marcus Beal says crews are on the scene investigating but so far no word on what caused the outage or how long it may take to restore power.

The D.C. Police Department has posted a list of intersections, see below, that are impacted by the outage.

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