Courts announce closures in advance of winter storm

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The winter storm predicted to dump several inches of snow on Indiana is disrupting courts around the Hoosier State, causing cancellations of some proceedings and closing courthouses.

Among the state courts, both Marion and Allen counties will be closing their courts Thursday.

Marion Circuit Judge Tiffany Vivo issued an order Tuesday closing the Marion Circuit, Superior and Small Claims courts on Feb. 3. Also, the Marion County Clerk’s Office will be closed.

Allen County Circuit and Superior Court offices will remain closed Thursday, according to Allen Superior court executive John McGauley. Individuals who have hearings scheduled should contact their attorneys for more information about rescheduling. Self-represented litigants should contact the court.

The Southern Indiana District Court will be closing its courthouses to the public in Indianapolis, Evansville, New Albany and Terre Haute on Thursday. All in-person proceedings scheduled for that day will be rescheduled, while video or telephonic proceedings will be held as usual unless otherwise ordered by the judge.

Staff in the U.S. District Court, Bankruptcy Court and probation office will be working remotely and will respond to phone calls, voicemails and emails throughout Thursday. Also, electronic services including NextGen, CM/ECF and PACER will be available.

The clerk’s office for the Northern Indiana District Court was working remotely Wednesday but remained available by telephone.

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