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Capitol power outage slows start to Tuesday action

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A power outage at the Iowa Capitol Tuesday morning shut down chamber voting machines, microphones and cameras and disabled the Legislature's website until about 9 a.m.

Power went out around 7:30 a.m. plunging the Capitol into darkness. Power was on again in about 10 minutes. By 8 a.m. elevators, some doors and other electricity-powered equipment were coming back into service but not completely functional.

A spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services says there was an interruption in power during routine testing of the Capitol complex emergency power system.

The House convened at 8:30 but quickly stood at ease. The Senate gaveled in shortly after 9 a.m. and by then equipment on the Senate floor was working.


 


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04/08/2014 10:40AM
Capitol power outage slows start to Tuesday action
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