The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City will be closed for all business Friday due to flooding caused by a water main break early Thursday.
Flooding in the basement of the courthouse at 415 E. 12th St. forced the county to shut off power Thursday morning.
Only court hearings scheduled for the downtown courthouse will be affected, as the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse and Family Justice Center will operate as normal. People who are litigants in a case or had a court hearing scheduled for Friday downtown will receive a notice from the court rescheduling their case, as if they had a continuance, the county said.
The Historic Truman Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington Ave. in Independence, where the county's collection, assessment and recorder of deeds departments are housed, will operate as normal 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.
– Examiner staff