New water pipe issue keeps Jackson County Courthouse closed

KMBZ News Staff
February 04, 2019 - 5:21 am

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Kansas City, MO - Plans to reopen the Jackson County Courthouse were put on hold as a new water line issue was discovered early Monday morning.

Initially, a pipe burst sometime Thursday, filling the Courthouse basement 10-feet deep with water, mud and debris, county officials said.

The mess damaged nearly every major operating system in the building.

The courthouse was to reopen Monday morning after about 72 hours of work to clean and fix everything, but a new water line break was discovered.

The county said that electricity to the building had to be cut off again and more repairs were made.

All hearings at the courthouse were cancelled, except for adult abuse hearings.  Those hearings scheduled for today in Division 25 will take place at the Criminal Justice Building, 1315 Locust.   
     

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