Power Outage at the State Department

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 15, 2014

This morning during construction at the 21st Street entrance, one of the power lines that serves the Main State building was accidentally severed. This has resulted in a power outage at the State Department.

All emergency systems are fully operating under generator power.

However, it will take PEPCO several hours to restore regular power. All non-emergency personnel are being relocated to other offices or will tele-commute for the remainder of the day.