The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is closing all federal courthouses Feb. 16 because of the winter storm dumping heavy snow throughout much of Indiana. Likewise, many state courts also closed, including Marion Superior and Circuit Courts.
Federal courthouses in Indianapolis, Evansville, New Albany and Terre Haute will not be open to the public Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the Southern Indiana District Court. A winter storm produced up to a foot of snow could in central and southern Indiana.
In-person proceedings will not take place and parties will be contacted by the staff to reschedule. Previously scheduled video and telephonic conferences in both the district and bankruptcy courts will proceed as planned unless the presiding judge determines otherwise.
Court staff will work remotely and respond to phone calls and emails. Questions related to cases should be directed to the appropriate judge’s courtroom deputy clerk.
Neither the Northern Indiana District Court nor the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals have any weather-related announcements posted to their websites.