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April 15, 2013

State websites restored to service after unexplained outage

NEW CASTLE — HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state government websites are back online after being dark for nearly three hours, but there’s no word on the cause.

The Monday afternoon outage affected many of the departments under the governor’s jurisdiction, including the Revenue Department on the last day to file taxes.

Office of Administration spokesman Dan Egan says it’s possible there may be lingering issues, but most elements appear to be functioning properly.

The outage began around 1:30 p.m. and was resolved at about 4 p.m. Officials say the problem wasn’t triggered by a cyber-attack.

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