Statue of Liberty plunged into darkness in power cut

New York's most famous attraction becomes invisible overnight


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.

See also: Brit with rare sexual condition declares Statue of Liberty 'The love of my life'

See also: Statue of Liberty webcam celebrates anniversary

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

USA's most iconic attractions

USA's most iconic attractions

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.

Related video