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Breaker cut power to Superdome

Posted at: 02/03/2013 9:14 PM
Updated at: 02/04/2013 3:28 AM
By: Associated Press

Officials of the utility company supplying power to the Superdome say the Super Bowl outage occurred when sensing equipment detected an "abnormality" in the system.
 
A statement from Entergy and the Superdome said Sunday that a piece of equipment monitoring electrical load sensed the abnormality and opened a breaker, partially cutting power.
 
The statement said backup generators kicked in before full power could be restored.
 
The Super Bowl was delayed for 34 minutes.