Power Outage Delays Super Bowl In New Orleans

Posted on: 7:43 pm, February 3, 2013, by , updated on: 08:05pm, February 3, 2013

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(CNN) — Super Bowl XLVII ground to a halt early in the third quarter Sunday night, when a large swath of lights in the Superdome went out.

One half of the lights in the New Orleans’ stadium’s upper tier went dark with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers by a 28-6 score.

About 10 minutes later, an announcement heard inside the Superdome indicated that the lights would be restored “momentarily.” A short time later, lights began coming back on slowly.

During the outage, players stayed on the field, talking to one another and keeping fresh for once play resumes. Spectators largely followed requests to remain in their seats.

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