Jasper County Courts Building in Joplin reopens after storm damage

Friday, September 7, 2012 | 8:08 a.m. CDT; updated 11:40 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 7, 2012

JOPLIN — Most of the Jasper County Courts Building in Joplin will reopen after being closed because winds blew off part of the roof earlier in the week.

Associate County Commissioner Darieus Adams said the building, which was closed Wednesday and Thursday, will reopen Friday. He said it's not completely repaired but will be watertight.

The Joplin Globe reported that high winds damaged the north end of the building's roof, causing water damage from the third floor to the bottom floor.

Adams says the north part of the building will be partitioned off on the second and third floors as repairs continue. He says he hopes crews can finish the north end of the building Monday.

The National Weather Service says a down burst during a storm caused the damage.

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