- Associated Press - Friday, January 15, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The heat’s back on at the courthouse and jail in Linn County.

A pipe broke Tuesday night at the courthouse and another Wednesday morning, causing the loss of an antifreeze mixture and the loss of heat to both buildings. A mobile heating and power unit was deployed while repairs were made.

Court employee Leah Stadtmueller told Cedar Rapids television station KCRG (https://bit.ly/1RK18F2 ) that some workers used blankets, heating pads or space heaters to keep warm.

The main heating system has been fixed, but Linn County Supervisor Jim Houser says it could take six to eight weeks to repair basement courtrooms and officers where the pipes leaked.

What caused the pipe problems is being investigated.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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