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Broken water line floods Erie County courtrooms

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 14:25:53-04

A broken water line flooded eight courtrooms inside the Erie County Courthouse in downtown Buffalo Monday morning.

The flooding happened on the north side of the building, affecting the following judges:

  • Hon. James McLeod
  • Hon. Deborah Haendiges
  • Hon. M. William Boller
  • Hon. Russell Buscaglia
  • Hon. John Michalski
  • Hon. Christopher Burns
  • Hon. Dennis WardH
  • Hon. Emilio Colaiacovo

Court officials say the damage is so extensive, the courtrooms will be off-limits for several weeks.

No cases have been adjourned. The court calendars of all affected judges have been moved to vacant courtrooms within the building.