USA: Lightning struck the top of the Washington Monument, causing it to be closed for renovation

USA: Lightning struck the top of the Washington Monument, causing it to be closed for renovation
USA: Lightning struck the top of the Washington Monument, causing it to be closed for renovation
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The Washington Monument, which was struck by lightning over the weekend, will remain closed to visitors while workers repair damage, officials said.

The National Park Service tweeted an incredible video of the exact moment lightning struck the top of the monument on Sunday.

The 12-second video shows the capital city turning yellowish as it suddenly turns blue when lightning strikes the National Mall.

The lightning strike damaged the electronic access system to the Washington Monument, the Park Service said Monday morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy rains hit DC late Saturday and early Sunday, causing parts of the region to receive more than five inches of rainfall overnight in less than two hours.

As a result, streets and basements in areas of Northern Virginia were flooded, and firefighters had to rescue dozens of people, including drivers, who were stuck in their cars due to the rising water.

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