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Water Leak Forces Erie County Courthouse To Close

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A water leak forces the Erie county courthouse to close early Thursday.
And it proved to be a big inconvenience to many who came to the courthouse to do business.

The water leak happened Thursday morning, forcing the courthouse to close at 1:00 p.m., and remain closed for the rest of the day.

Dozens of people were turned away as they tried to enter the courthouse.

A water leak in a stairwell, between the 3rd and 4th floors, forced the water to be shut off in the entire building, and in turn, the courthouse closed for the rest of the day.

Employees went home early, but it was an  inconvenience for many we spoke with.

We found one woman who came from Union City to drop off paperwork, others who took the day off work for a court hearing, and man who traveled from New York state for a gun permit.

So while many understood the courthouse had to close, they were still disappointed by the inconvenience, "Me and my husband both had to take off work to come for a court hearing so I don't know how long it's going to be until we get another court hearing," said Cyndi McShane of Erie.
"Well, I live in from New York state so it's a special trip in," said Richard Kimbel. "It doesn't really bother me just a inconvenience that's all," Kimbel added.

The courthouse will open for regular business Friday morning.

 


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