Washington Monument Reopens After Leak At Enterance

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument has reopened after being temporarily closed to visitors because of a leak above the security screening room at the entrance.

National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said the leak affected the X-ray machines Monday morning and was potentially compromising security procedures. The monument reopened just before noon.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the leak. Maintenance crews were called to the scene.

The monument was closed earlier in December because of problems with its elevator.