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Kingston Water Department crews repair a water line break on Race Street in front of the Roane County Courthouse on Friday. Traffic was rerouted, and the courthouse closed at about 10:30 a.m.
Kingston water line break closes down courthouse

The Roane County Courthouse was closed Friday due to a water leak on Race Street.

Kingston Water Department had the leak repaired by that afternoon, but crews were still working on paving the highway.

Circuit Court Clerk Ann Goldston said the court system was fortunate the caseload for that day was not substantial, so there weren’t many hiccups created.

“Luckily, it turned out to not be that bad,” she said. “It could have been if we had a huge docket.”