Total power outage in Longworth

An ITK tipster just reported that a power outage has taken down all the lights and computers in Longworth House Office Building. There are some lights on in hallways, but they appear to be emergency lights.

"It could be God's way of telling us we're working too hard," a Longworth staffer joked, "so we're just throwing a football around in the hallway."

The power was restored about 25 minutes after it went out. No word yet on the reason for the outage. 

This post was updated at 3:58 p.m.