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Power outage at Superdome halts Super Bowl XLVII for over half an hour

Posted: 8:52 PM, Feb 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-03 22:29:41-05

A power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans stopped the action on the field for more than half an hour during Super Bowl XLVII.

The outage occurred about  7:37 p.m. local time during the third quarter. The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.

About two minutes had passed from the end of the halftime when the blackout occurred.

The cause of the malfunction was not immediately known.

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The Superdome in partial darkness Sunday evening during the Super Bowl. (Kelly Lim for PIX11 News)