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Lady Liberty goes dark in unplanned outage

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has her juice back after a partial power outage that lasted for a couple of hours.

The incident 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 spokesman Jerry Willis says the lights went out during a work project and returned at 11:45 p.m.

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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