BREAKING: Explosion at Maryland Power Plant Causes Power Outage in Washington D.C., White House, Congress Go Dark

There has been a massive power outage in Washington D.C. Some reports saying that an explosion at a Maryland power plant caused it.

Washington D.C. is on lock down as the power goes out. Just in case.

The White House, State Department and areas throughout D.C. and Maryland lost power Tuesday afternoon due to an explosion at an area power plant.

The power went out at the White House for nearly 10 seconds while the State Department conducted its press briefing in the dark. The Justice Department’s power also went down.

WNEW’S Chuck Carroll reports D.C. Homeland Security officials believe an explosion at a SMECO power facility in southern Maryland caused the outages. They say there is no indication of terrorism behind the outages.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Homeland Security has “indicated they don’t currently see a nexus to terrorism or anything like that” in the outages.

No news yet on what caused the explosion.

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