Baton Rouge district courthouse closed due to power failures Monday
BATON ROUGE – The 19th Judicial District Courthouse closed for the day around 10 o'clock Monday due to electrical issues.
Building managers posted on Facebook about the closure and a person who answered the phone at the courthouse confirmed the situation. Air conditioning, elevators and some security equipment was not working due to power failure.
Officials later contributed the electrical failures to a water leak that occurred over the weekend.
Courthouse business was canceled for Monday and is expected to resume Tuesday morning.
The courthouse opened in 2010. The 11-story facility is 350,000 square feet with 22 courtrooms. It was constructed at a cost of $100 million.
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