Officials: Breaker cut power to Superdome

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Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 1:00 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

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