The Washington Monument was closed Monday while repairs were made after a lightning strike early on Sunday morning. The celestial intervention damaged the key-card system that allows National Park Service staffers to get into the building and call or send elevators, NPS spokesperson Mike Litterst tells Washingtonian. Late Monday afternoon, the Park Service announced the monument would be closed on Tuesday as well.
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