Human error to blame for Statue of Liberty power outage

2017-03-08 22:26
A still image taken from video shows the Statue of Liberty. (AP Photo)

A still image taken from video shows the Statue of Liberty. (AP Photo)

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New York - The Statue of Liberty has her juice back after an evening-long partial power outage.

The incident on Tuesday night sparked speculation on social media that it was done deliberately for Wednesday's "A Day Without A Woman" protest. But it was actually a case of human error.

National Park Service spokesperson Jerry Willis says the lights were supposed to go on at dusk but didn't. The situation was resolved by 23:45.

The crown and torch kept shining.

Willis says Liberty will experience some more outages over the next few weeks - this time on purpose - while workers install a new emergency generator as part of Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

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