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Dallas Fed Building Goes Dark

DALLAS (CN) - A blackout struck the federal courthouse Monday afternoon, shuttering the courts and several federal agencies for the rest of the day. The Earl Cabell Federal Building on Commerce Street remained open to visitors, but elevators were inoperable and all the lights were off. The District Clerk's Web site and electronic case filing system were still offline Monday evening.

Offices affected by the blackout include the Internal Revenue Service, General Services Administration, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk, U.S. District Courts and U.S. District Clerk. The blackout forced the delay of a motion hearing in a civil contract suit and the delay of a motion hearing in a civil insurance suit, among other proceedings.

The building manager, the General Services Administration, and Oncor Electric Delivery did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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