Statue of Liberty plunged into darkness in power cut

New York's most famous attraction becomes invisible overnight

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The Statue of Liberty in New York City was plunged into darkness on the evening of Tuesday, March 7, after a power outage caused its lighting system to fail.

The monument is usually lit up to full capacity, but all that could be seen for hours on March 7 were the monument's headlights and lamp, with the flood lighting failing beneath.

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In a tweet, the National Parks Service said the outage was most likely due to "new emergency generator/Hurricane Sandy recovery project work."

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The lighting returned later in the night.

Some social media users credited the event as a supportive nod to International Women's Day, March 8.

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