Information released about Super Bowl power outage
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There is new information on that bizarre power outage Sunday right in the middle of the Super Bowl.
The outage lasted for about 34 minutes and seemed to change the momentum of the game.
The Baltimore Ravens were ahead by 22 points before the outage. After the long break, the San Francisco 49ers came roaring back.
The power company in New Orleans say they didn't have a problem -- it was something going in the Superdome.
Then there is talk of trouble near an elevator. First reports said there might have been a fire. Then later, the FBI said there was no evidence of a fire or an act of terrorism.
The New Orleans Fire Department said that they did get a call about a smell of gas near elevator number eight.
Late in the night, a statement came from Entergy -- the power company -- saying only that their equipment detected a "abnormality" in the system.
That caused a breaker to open, cutting off half the power to the Superdome before backup generators could kick in.