Broken water heater closes 36th District Court

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit’s 36th District Court is closed for the day on Tuesday, after a water heater stopped working, said court administrator Kelli Moore Owen. The water heater is responsible for both water temperatures and heat in the building.

The closure will affect hundreds of court patrons, between people paying off tickets and those with court proceedings. The court notified affected parties Tuesday morning, after it got word from a building engineer that the facility would be closed.

The city of Detroit is responsible for repairs, and it has already located a replacement water heater, Moore Owen said. The hope is to have everything fixed by the normal close of business at 5 p.m., and be back in operation on Wednesday, she said.