Washington DC Power Outage Hits White House

April 7, 2015 5:57 PM

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The White House experienced a short power outage during a widespread outage in the Washington, D.C. area Tuesday afternoon, a White House official confirmed.

Officials believe the outage was caused by an explosion at a nearby power plant, the Associated Press reports. The explosion had no known link to terrorism. In addition to the White House, the outage also affected prominent locations such as the University of Maryland and several Smithsonian museums...

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