An escalator and lights were out of power at the southern entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro stop on Thursday afternoon, making for a dark descent into one of the deepest stations in the rail system, according to reports on Twitter.

Reached shortly before 4:30 p.m., a Metro spokesperson said he was unaware of the problem and would call City Desk back. The station services the Red Line.

Update 4:35 p.m.: Metro spokesperson Sherri Ly writes in an email to City Desk that “technicians are en route to Dupont Circle to address the problem.”

Update 5:17 p.m.: Metro says it has closed the entrance affected by the “power outage”:

Update 5:23 p.m.: A Metro spokesperson says the issue has been resolved.

h/t @FixWMATA. Photo by Darrow Montgomery