Lightning Strike Closes Vineland Municipal Court Building

The Vineland Municipal court building will be closed through September 3 after a lightning strike caused more than $50,000 dollars to the building.

Police say lightning struck the building around 2 p.m. Wednesday during a torrential rain storm.

The lightning blasted a chimney, sending bricks flying onto the parking lot and some crashing through the roof.

Carole Cummings, the municipal court division manager, tells NBC10's Ted Greenberg there was water streaming into the building.

One court employee was injured after a falling brick landed on her foot.

Court proceedings scheduled for today were held at the county courthouse in Bridgeton. Vineland Municipal Court isn’t in session on Fridays and will also be closed on Monday (Labor Day).

Anyone who needs to pay a fine on Friday can do that at municipal courts in Millville and Upper Deerfield Township.

Yesterday, a flood warning was in effect for the Philadelphia area due to heavy rainfall. Flood advisories were also in effect for Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties.

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