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Repairs to leave part of Statue of Liberty dark

May 15, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, the Statue of Liberty is backdropped by a supermoon, seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty’s electrical system. The system that illuminates the statue’s exterior will be shut down for about six hours on Tuesday night, May 15. However, the statue’s torch, crown and pedestal will remain illuminated. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers will be turning off some lights for repairs to the Statue of Liberty’s electrical system.

The system that illuminates the statue’s exterior will be shut down for about six hours on Tuesday night. However, the statue’s torch, crown and pedestal will remain illuminated.

The National Park Service says the work is being done at night to avoid disrupting visitors during the day.

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