WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Power has been restored at the US State Department building after a mass power outage affected Washington, DC on Tuesday afternoon, the Department’s deputy spokesperson Jeff Rathke announced in a statement.
“As of 2:49 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (7:49 p.m. GMT), power has been restored throughout Main State,” Rathke said.
The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) that provides power to the region said it was working to repair the problem that caused the outage.
PEPCO also said the outage was likely caused by "an issue with a transmission line," according to a statement the company put out on Tuesday.
Previous reports mentioned that the outage might have been caused by an explosion at a Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative facility.
PEPCO said in the statement there are currently no power supply problems in the Washington, DC area.