WINONA (AP) -- The 112-year-old Winona County courthouse was closed Tuesday after a fourth-floor courtroom ceiling collapsed and severed water supply lines.
All utilities to the building were shut down Sunday after the collapse.
The water caused extensive damage to the fourth floor and most of the floors below. County officials were still trying to assess the damage. Two of the county's three courtrooms were heavily damaged.
The county board and department heads were meeting Tuesday morning to decide how their departments will operate while the cleanup takes place.
"At this point, things are canceled," County Administrator Bob Reinert said Monday. "We are obviously not going to have anything going on in the courthouse (Tuesday)."
It wasn't immediately known what caused the courtroom ceiling to collapse.
"I don't think it's safe to be in the building right now," Reinert said. Damage estimates will not be done until after the building is inspected.
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