Part of US Capitol closed after industrial incident - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Part of US Capitol closed after industrial incident

Posted: Updated:
wkow wkow
 WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican leaders say they're delaying the start of business due to an accident involving asbestos.
   In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner said the House would not convene Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT for morning business, but lawmakers are expected to convene at noon to begin legislative work.
   Capitol Police say a hazardous material response team was on site following an incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.
   The House Door and South Door were temporarily closed. Tours of the Capitol building were temporarily suspended, but tours of the visitor center were not affected. The House Press Gallery was reopened later in the morning.
   The Architect of the Capitol released a statement indicating the incident involves possible asbestos exposure.

  • MORE LOCAL NEWS&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp <a href="/Global/category.asp?C=135516&nav=menu1362_2_5"> more >></a>MORE LOCAL NEWSMore>>

  • EAA Program gets kids exciting about flying

    EAA Program gets kids exciting about flying

     EAA AirVenture is getting kids excited about aviation with it's "Young Eagles Program"
    More >>
     EAA AirVenture is getting kids excited about aviation with it's "Young Eagles Program"

    More >>
  • Sun Prairie man arrested for 6th OWI

    Sun Prairie man arrested for 6th OWI

    A Dane County deputy arrested a man Tuesday night for his sixth offense of operating while intoxicated.More >>
    A Dane County deputy arrested a man Tuesday night for his sixth offense of operating while intoxicated.More >>
  • New app available for Wisconsin State Fair

    New app available for Wisconsin State Fair

    MADISON (WKOW) --The state fair is just two days away. Crews are working on putting the finishing touches to state fair park in West Allis.More >>
    MADISON (WKOW) --The state fair is just two days away. Crews are working on putting the finishing touches to state fair park in West Allis.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.