Sewer Pipe Collapse Forces Emergency Work at Courthouse

Courthouse Sewer lineA collapsed sewer pipe has forced some emergency repairs at the Starke County Courthouse.

Maintenance crews were attempting to clear a line in the ladies restroom when it collapsed. An excavator has been brought in to dig up the southeast lawn next to the Washington Street entrance. The sidewalk and door to the building are still accessible, but yellow caution tape has been placed around the dug-out area. There’s no word yet on how long the repair will take or how much it will cost.