Water Leak Closes Loudoun Courts on Tuesday

A ruptured sprinkler main dumped water onto the second floor of the Loudoun courts complex Tuesday afternoon, forcing an evacuation.

The courts remained closed for the rest of the day.

Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens said 500 to 1,000 gallons of water flowed from a pipe above the jury room and jury management office and then cascaded down into the main entrance atrium on the ground floor. Crews will be working overnight to continue clean up, but Clemens said the courts would reopen and operate on a normal schedule Wednesday.

The jury operations will be moved to another location for a few weeks while repairs are made to that space and the Sheriff’s Office’s security gateway will be reconfigured temporarily, as well.

“The good news is we’ll be here to serve the public tomorrow,” Clemens said.

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