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Linn County courthouse opens after flood, computers go down

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Downtown Cedar Rapids is returning to business as usual as the river is below flood stage.

Restaurants are open and people are coming back to work downtown.

Aside from the sight of remaining hesco barriers, a sense of normalcy is finally felt again in most places.

The Linn County Courthouse opened back up today and while they expected things to be back to normal they were not.

"We are supposed to be open for business this morning, we came in at eight we were doing okay at 9:22 the computers went down, we haven't been up since," says Roxann Repstein, Linn County Clerk of Court.

Repstein says with the computers down it's another day behind.

"You come in all ready for work and it's like oh," she told us.

After being out of their building for a week, normalcy still hasn't returned to the courthouse.

"All of the judges if they're having hearings today they can't see the court file anymore because it's electronic," Repstein says.

It's something that's as frustrating for those working in the courthouse as it is for those needing their services.

"I think people are really frustrated today you know last week they understood, but you know everybody's told them things should be back to normal on Monday and then to have the computers go down, it's tough," Repstein told us.

The courthouse computers came back up as of 3 this afternoon.

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