Flooding closes Pasquotank Courthouse, cancels court Monday


From staff reports

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Flooding caused by a burst pipe has forced Pasquotank officials to close the county courthouse on Monday.

As a result, all courts scheduled in Pasquotank on Monday have been canceled. 

Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management Coordinator Christy Saunders said Sunday a pipe somewhere in the courthouse apparently burst, causing flooding to two offices and several hallways. The flooding was discovered Sunday, she said.

Saunders said the Clerk of Court’s Office on the first floor and the county Finance Office on the second floor were the most affected by the flooding.

There was no immediate assessment of the damage, but Saunders said it appeared to be minimal. Servopro, a contractor specializing in cleaning up water damage, was expected to begin working at the courthouse Sunday night, she said.

A decision about when the courthouse will reopen likely would be made Monday, Saunders said.