|Intro:||The Capitol building went dark just an hour before the Governor's state of the state address.|
Wrap: It was just a two minute power outage, but it left the entire Capitol dark, including the House chambers where the State of the State address was going to take place in less than a hour.
University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton was among those startled by the dark while being interviewed by reporters.
|Description: "Things that no one wants to happen, but we wanted to- Whoa!" (Laughing) "That's a little concerning" (Laughing) "...we did inform the students of that."|
Ameren UE spokesman Mike Cleary says the two minute blackout was caused by a malfunction during Ameren maintenance work.
Also, Cleary says the power outage affected government buildings, the Governor's mansion and several Jefferson City businesses.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.
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