Pipe Burst Forces Closure of Deerfield Beach Courthouse

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In Deerfield Beach, Florida, the north satellite courthouse in Broward County reopened this morning after a water pipe burst early Wednesday morning, forcing the courthouse to close for the day. The incident shut off water throughout the building, but there was no damage reported to the building. It is believed to be the first time the courthouse closed since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

According to reports, water service has restored to the building and temporary repairs were made. Permanent repairs should be complete by Saturday, January 9.

On Wednesday, two judges stood outside and directed away people who had come to pay tickets, attend small claims court hearings, or get marriage licenses. Court dates are being rescheduled.

Sources: North Regional Courthouse Re-Opens Thursday, CBS4.com, January 6, 2010
Deerfield courthouse closed after pipe bursts, South Florida Sun Sentinel, January 6, 2010
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