- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Shawnee County Courthouse is closed after flooding caused by heavy rain caused a problem with electricity.

The courthouse was closed Wednesday morning after flooding in the building’s subbasement near a transformer.

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Lt. Akim Reynolds says before the courthouse was closed, power was out in three public elevators and some offices. The courthouse has four floors, a basement level and a subbasement level.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1rMR7KL ) the courthouse was closed for the rest of Wednesday, to allow Westar Energy to shut down power to begin repairs.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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