Caddo Courthouse to reopen Jan. 26
Normal hours will resume Wednesday
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The Caddo Parish Courthouse will reopen to the public Wednesday, Jan. 26.
According to a news release from Caddo Parish, repairs were made to the building’s electrical system during maintenance Saturday, Jan. 22.
Normal hours will resume Wednesday, however, citizens are encouraged to contact individual agencies within the courthouse regarding services. Court events, aside from jury trials, will resume Thursday. Jury trials have been suspended in the parish through March 1 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
The closure was due to a power outage caused when a contractor accidentally drilled into some electrical wires while working on the building, officials said.
“We are currently assessing the damage, and the electrical system will be undergoing repairs,” parish government spokeswoman Krystle R. Beauchamp said the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 23.
Firefighters initially were summoned to the courthouse Sunday morning on a report of a possible explosion.
Upon arriving, they saw light smoke coming from the building.
The contract worker sustained a flash burn when the worker accidentally drilled into some electrical wires, a Fire Department spokesman said.
This set off the courthouse’s sprinkler system. The worker was taken to a local hospital.
Call 318-226-6900 for answers to other questions about agencies that operate in the Caddo Courthouse.
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