London's Big Ben to fall silent for months during repairs

April 26, 2016 5:45 PM

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London's Big Ben to fall silent for months during repairs

British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will fall silent for several months during repairs to its crumbling clock tower.

The work, due to begin in January 2017 and last three years, is the biggest repair job on the tower for decades -- and Steve Jaggs, Parliament's Keeper of the Great Clock, said it can't wait much longer.

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